Definitions of breathe

  1. To inspire and expire air; to live; take a breath or pause; to pass as air; to exhale.
  2. To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire.
  3. To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow.
  4. To exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes.
  5. To express; to manifest; to give forth.
  6. To act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing.
  7. To promote free respiration in; to exercise.
  8. To suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse.
  9. To put out of breath; to exhaust.
  10. To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants.
  11. To inject by breathing; to infuse; - with into.
  12. To draw in and expel from the lungs, as air: to infuse: to give out as breath: to utter by the breath or softly; to keep in breath, to exercise.
  13. To draw into or expel from the lungs; to exhale; to give vent to; to utter softly.
  14. To inhale and exhale, as air; respire; emit; utter; manifest.
  15. To exercise; overtire.
  16. To rest, as for breath.
  17. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live.
  18. To take breath; to rest from action.
  19. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently.
  20. To draw air into the lungs and force it out again; to be alive; to rest from action; to exhale; as, perfume breathes from flowers; to blow softly.
  21. To draw in and expel breath or air from the lungs: to take breath, to rest or pause: to live.
  22. To draw breath; to respire; to live.
  23. draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; " I can breathe better when the air is clean"; " The patient is respiring"
  24. manifest or evince; " She breathes the Christian spirit"
  25. expel, as of gases and odors
  26. take a short breath
  27. utter or tell; " not breathe a word"
  28. impart as if by breathing; " He breathed new life into the old house"
  29. be alive; " Every creature that breathes"
  30. expel ( gases or odors)
  31. take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
  32. allow the passage of air through; " Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
  33. To exhale.
  34. To inhale and exhale air; respire; be alive.
  35. To pause for breath.
  36. To inhale, as air, into the lungs, and expel it; to infuse; to expire; to exercise or keep in breath; to inspire or blow into; to utter softly; to give vent to; to express; to manifest.
  37. To draw in and give out air; to live; to rest; to speak softly to; to express, as words.
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