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Meaning & Definition of Breathing in English

English

Breathing

/briðɪŋ/

noun

1. The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation

  • The process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
    synonym:
  • breathing
  • ,
  • external respiration
  • ,
  • respiration
  • ,
  • ventilation

adjective

1. Passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally

  • Sometimes used in combination
  • "The boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs"
  • "The heavy-breathing person on the telephone"
    synonym:
  • breathing
  • ,
  • eupneic
  • ,
  • eupnoeic

Examples of using

We are breathing pure air.
Are you breathing?
He is having difficulty breathing.