[ UK /bɹˈiːðɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈbɹiðɪŋ/ ]
  1. passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination
    the heavy-breathing person on the telephone
    the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs
  1. the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
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How To Use breathing In A Sentence

  • The new taxon is named Gamerabaena, and the authors note, under etymology, "'Gamera refers to the fictional, firebreathing turtle from the 1965 movie Gamera, in allusion to his fire-breathing capabilities and the Hell Creek Formation ... "Look at everything around us. Look at everything we've done."
  • You notice that your breathing has speeded up a bit.
  • After all this time she was alive, living, breathing, and walking on the earth.
  • The depth and rate of breathing are controlled by special centres in the brain, which influence the nerves that cause contraction and relaxation of the muscles of respiration.
  • A mummy's pinkie turned out to be pilose asiabell, which she said was good for breathing, provided it was cooked with astragalus (those were the white sections of tongue depressor). Seattle Weekly | Complete Issue
  • His relegation of the winds to the class of breathings is analogic, but not homologic. Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 17-56
  • Still breathing heavy from her brisk, morning jog, she sauntered into the kitchen for a bottle of water.
  • More than a dozen appliances, including 10 pumps and a breathing apparatus tender from Bolton, attended the fire which started at about 7pm.
  • Following close behind her, Lily could almost feel Marion breathing on her neck.
  • They may also administer intravenous antihistamines and cortisone to reduce inflammation of your air passages and improve your breathing.
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