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breathing

[ bree-th ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF breathing
  • adj.respiring
  • adj.alive

Synonyms for breathing

  • respiratory
  • gasping
  • inhaling
  • panting
  • wheezing
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Antonyms for breathing

  • breathless
  • dead
  • deceased
  • lifeless
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BREATHING

It is only the true lover to whom the breathing form is as sacred as the breathless.

At length her head came up a little and her breathing was easier and easier.

A man is but a beast as he lives from day to day, eating and drinking, breathing and sleeping.

Wilson was breathing quietly: his color was coming up, as he rallied from the shock.

For a long time he did not move, but I could see he was breathing.

Then, as her breathing had become quiet, he went downstairs, as he heard his wife come in.

She was startled and stood quietly, but breathing more quickly.

When her breathing stopped I expected it to go on, but it did not go on, and that was all.

Dick's throat and mouth were parched, and he felt as if he were breathing fire.

They stared at each other, breathing hard from more than the race they had run.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, not in Old English, but it retains the original Old English vowel of its source word, breath. Related: Breathed; breathing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BREATHING

alive

adjectivebeing animately existent

blowing

adjectiveagitating the air
  • blasting
  • breathing
  • fanning
  • puffing
  • whisking

breath

nounrespiration

drag

nouna puff while smoking
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