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Definitions of breathe:

  • verb:   impart as if by breathing
    Example: "He breathed new life into the old house"
  • verb:   reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked
    Example: "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"
  • verb:   be alive
    Example: "Every creature that breathes"
  • verb:   allow the passage of air through
    Example: "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
  • verb:   draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    Example: "I can breathe better when the air is clean"
  • verb:   manifest or evince
    Example: "She breathes the Christian spirit"
  • verb:   utter or tell
    Example: "Not breathe a word"
  • verb:   take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  • verb:   expel (gases or odors)


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