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breather


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breather  \Breath"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  breathes.  Hence: 
  a  One  who  lives. 
  b  One  who  utters. 
  c  One  who  animates  or  inspires. 
 
  2.  That  which  puts  one  out  of  breath,  as  violent  exercise. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breather 
  n  1:  a  short  respite  [syn:  {breath},  {breathing  place},  {breathing 
  space},  {breathing  spell},  {breathing  time}] 
  2:  retractable  device  containing  intake  and  exhaust  pipes; 
  permits  a  submarine  to  stay  submerged  for  extended  periods 
  of  time  [syn:  {snorkel},  {schnorkel},  {schnorchel},  {snorkel 
  breather}] 




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