Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Inflected Form(s):
breathed; breath·ing
Middle English brethen, from breth
14th century
intransitive verb
1 a: to draw air into and expel it from the lungs : respire; broadly : to take in oxygen and give out carbon dioxide through natural processes b: to inhale and exhale freely
2: live
3 aobsolete : to emit a fragrance or aura b: to become perceptible : be expressed a personality that breathes and that distinguishes his work — Bennett Schiff
4: to pause and rest before continuing
5: to blow softly
6: to feel free of restraint
7of wine : to develop flavor and bouquet by exposure to air
8 a: to permit passage of air or vapor a fabric that breathes bof an internal combustion engine : to use air to support combustion
transitive verb
1 a: to send out by exhaling b: to instill by or as if by breathing breathe new life into the movement
2: to give rest from exertion to
3: to take in in breathing breathe the scent of pines
4: to inhale and exhale breathe air

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