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breathless


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breathless  \Breath"less\  (br[e^]th"l[e^]s),  a. 
  1.  Spent  with  labor  or  violent  action  out  of  breath. 
 
  2.  Not  breathing;  holding  the  breath,  on  account  of  fear, 
  expectation,  or  intense  interest;  attended  with  a  holding 
  of  the  breath;  as  breathless  attention. 
 
  But  breathless,  as  we  grow  when  feeling  most 
  --Byron. 
 
  3.  Dead;  as  a  breathless  body. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breathless 
  adj  1:  not  breathing  or  able  to  breathe  except  with  difficulty; 
  "breathless  at  thought  of  what  I  had  done"; 
  "breathless  from  running";  "followed  the  match  with 
  breathless  interest"  [ant:  {breathing}] 
  2:  tending  to  cause  suspension  of  regular  breathing;  "a 
  breathless  flight";  "breathtaking  adventure"  [syn:  {breathtaking}] 
  3:  appearing  dead;  not  breathing  or  having  no  perceptible 
  pulse;  "an  inanimate  body";  "pulseless  and  dead"  [syn:  {inanimate}, 
  {pulseless}] 




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