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breathe


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breathe  \Breathe\  (br[=e][th]),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Breathed}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Breathing}.]  [From  {Breath}.] 
  1.  To  respire;  to  inhale  and  exhale  air;  hence;,  to  live.  ``I 
  am  in  health,  I  breathe.''  --Shak. 
 
  Breathes  there  a  man  with  soul  so  dead?  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  take  breath;  to  rest  from  action 
 
  Well!  breathe  awhile,  and  then  to  it  again!  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  pass  like  breath;  noiselessly  or  gently;  to  exhale;  to 
  emanate;  to  blow  gently. 
 
  The  air  breathes  upon  us  here  most  sweetly.  --Shak. 
 
  There  breathes  a  living  fragrance  from  the  shore. 
  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breathe  \Breathe\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  inhale  and  exhale  in  the  process  of  respiration;  to 
  respire. 
 
  To  view  the  light  of  heaven,  and  breathe  the  vital 
  air.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  inject  by  breathing;  to  infuse;  --  with  into 
 
  Able  to  breathe  life  into  a  stone.  --Shak. 
 
  And  the  Lord  God  formed  man  of  the  dust  of  the 
  ground,  and  breathed  into  his  nostrils  the  breath  of 
  life.  --Gen.  ii  7. 
 
  3.  To  emit  or  utter  by  the  breath;  to  utter  softly;  to 
  whisper;  as  to  breathe  a  vow. 
 
  He  softly  breathed  thy  name  --Dryden. 
 
  Or  let  the  church,  our  mother,  breathe  her  curse,  A 
  mother's  curse,  on  her  revolting  son.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  exhale;  to  emit,  as  breath;  as  the  flowers  breathe 
  odors  or  perfumes. 
 
  5.  To  express;  to  manifest;  to  give  forth. 
 
  Others  articles  breathe  the  same  severe  spirit. 
  --Milner. 
 
  6.  To  act  upon  by  the  breath;  to  cause  to  sound  by  breathing. 
  ``They  breathe  the  flute.''  --Prior. 
 
  7.  To  promote  free  respiration  in  to  exercise. 
 
  And  every  man  should  beat  thee.  I  think  thou  wast 
  created  for  men  to  breathe  themselves  upon  thee. 
  --Shak. 
 
  8.  To  suffer  to  take  breath,  or  recover  the  natural 
  breathing;  to  rest;  as  to  breathe  a  horse. 
 
  A  moment  breathed  his  panting  steed.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  9.  To  put  out  of  breath;  to  exhaust. 
 
  Mr  Tulkinghorn  arrives  in  his  turret  room  a  little 
  breathed  by  the  journey  up  --Dickens. 
 
  10.  (Phonetics)  To  utter  without  vocality,  as  the  nonvocal 
  consonants. 
 
  The  same  sound  may  be  pronounces  either  breathed, 
  voiced,  or  whispered.  --H.  Sweet. 
 
  Breathed  elements,  being  already  voiceless,  remain 
  unchanged 
 
  Note:  [in  whispering].  --H.  Sweet. 
 
  {To  breathe  again},  to  take  breath;  to  feel  a  sense  of 
  relief,  as  from  danger,  responsibility,  or  press  of 
  business. 
 
  {To  breathe  one's  last},  to  die;  to  expire. 
 
  {To  breathe  a  vein},  to  open  a  vein;  to  let  blood.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breathe 
  v  1:  draw  air  into  and  expel  out  of  the  lungs;  "I  can  breathe 
  better  when  the  air  is  clean"  [syn:  {take  a  breath},  {respire}] 
  2:  be  alive;  "Every  creature  that  breathes" 
  3:  impart  as  if  by  breathing;  "He  breathed  new  life  into  the 
  old  house" 
  4:  utter  or  tell  "not  breathe  a  word" 
  5:  manifest  or  evince;  "She  breathes  the  Christian  spirit" 
  6:  take  a  short  breath  [syn:  {rest},  {catch  one's  breath},  {take 
  a  breather}] 
  7:  expel,  as  of  gases  and  odors  [syn:  {emit},  {give  off},  {pass 
  off}] 




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