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breathing


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breathing  \Breath"ing\,  n. 
  1.  Respiration;  the  act  of  inhaling  and  exhaling  air. 
 
  Subject  to  a  difficulty  of  breathing.  --Melmoth. 
 
  2.  Air  in  gentle  motion. 
 
  3.  Any  gentle  influence  or  operation;  inspiration;  as  the 
  breathings  of  the  Spirit. 
 
  4.  Aspiration;  secret  prayer.  ``Earnest  desires  and 
  breathings  after  that  blessed  state.''  --Tillotson. 
 
  5.  Exercising;  promotion  of  respiration. 
 
  Here  is  a  lady  that  wants  breathing  too  And  I  have 
  heard,  you  knights  of  Tyre  Are  excellent  in  making 
  ladies  trip.  --Shak. 
 
  6.  Utterance;  communication  or  publicity  by  words 
 
  I  am  sorry  to  give  breathing  to  my  purpose.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  Breathing  place  vent.  --Dryden. 
 
  8.  Stop;  pause;  delay. 
 
  You  shake  the  head  at  so  long  a  breathing.  --Shak. 
 
  9.  Also  in  a  wider  sense  the  sound  caused  by  the  friction 
  of  the  outgoing  breath  in  the  throat,  mouth,  etc.,  when 
  the  glottis  is  wide  open  aspiration;  the  sound  expressed 
  by  the  letter  h. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breathing 
  adj  :  passing  or  able  to  pass  air  in  and  out  of  the  lungs; 
  something  used  in  combination;  "the  boy  was 
  disappointed  to  find  only  skeletons  instead  of  living 
  breathing  dinosaurs";  "the  heavy-breathing  person  on 
  the  telephone"  [ant:  {breathless}] 
  n  :  the  process  of  taking  in  oxygen  from  the  air  and  releasing 
  carbon  dioxide  [syn:  {respiration}] 




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