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Meaning & Definition of Breathe in English

English

Breathe

/brið/

verb

1. Draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

  • "I can breathe better when the air is clean"
  • "The patient is respiring"
    synonym:
  • breathe
  • ,
  • take a breath
  • ,
  • respire
  • ,
  • suspire

2. Be alive

  • "Every creature that breathes"
    synonym:
  • breathe

3. Impart as if by breathing

  • "He breathed new life into the old house"
    synonym:
  • breathe

4. Allow the passage of air through

  • "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
    synonym:
  • breathe

5. Utter or tell

  • "Not breathe a word"
    synonym:
  • breathe

6. Manifest or evince

  • "She breathes the christian spirit"
    synonym:
  • breathe

7. Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

    synonym:
  • rest
  • ,
  • breathe
  • ,
  • catch one's breath
  • ,
  • take a breather

8. Reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked

  • "This rare bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"
    synonym:
  • breathe

9. Expel (gases or odors)

    synonym:
  • emit
  • ,
  • breathe
  • ,
  • pass off

Examples of using

Breathe in, breathe out.
I cannot breathe pure air. I live in a large city.
The book tells the story of a dragon that can't breathe fire.