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Definitions of breath

  1. absorb air and reach optimal flavor, of wine; "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing; "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"; "he was fighting to his last breath" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a slight movement of the air; "there wasn't a breath of air in the room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; "his sour breath offended her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a short respite Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The power of respiration, and hence, life. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Time to breathe; respite; pause. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The air drawn in and forced out of the lungs; a single act of drawing in or forcing out air; as, to take a long breath; the power to use the lungs freely; as, to lose one's breath; life; a pause; an instant; air in gentle motion; a mere word; fragrance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. 1. The respired air. 2. An inspiration. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  19. The air drawn into and then expelled from the lungs: power of breathing, life: the time occupied by once breathing: a very slight breeze. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Air respired; life; a gentle breeze; a moment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Air respired; respiration; life. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A breathing-time; pause; instant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The air inhaled and expelled in respiration; life; power of breathing freely; a single respiration; the time of a single respiration; respite, or time to breathe; a single act; an instant; breeze; air in gentle motion; a mere word; an exhalation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Air drawn into the lungs of animals and driven out from the same-in man and the more highly organised animals through the mouth and nostrils; respiration; a single drawing in and driving out of air; a gentle breeze of air; life; pause; time to breathe; an instant. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. In medical jurisprudence. The air expelled from the lungs at each expiration. thelawdictionary.org
  26. Med. juris. The air expelled from the chest at each expiration. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  27. Breathing, though a usual sign of life, is not conclusive that a child was wholly born alive, as breathing may take place before the whole delivery of the mother is complete. 5 Carr. & Payn, 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344. Vide Birth; Life; Infanticide. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  28. breth, n. the air drawn into and then expelled from the lungs: power of breathing: life: the time occupied by once breathing: a very slight breeze.--adjs. BREATH'FUL (Spens.), full of breath or air, also full of scent or odour; BREATH'LESS, out of breath: dead: excessively eager, as if holding one's breath from excitement.--n. BREATH'LESSNESS.--TO CATCH THE BREATH, to stop breathing for an instant; TO SPEND ONE'S BREATH, as in profitless talk; TO TAKE BREATH, to recover freedom of breathing; WITH BATED BREATH, with breath restrained from reverence or fear. [A.S. br[/æ]th; Ger. brodem, steam, breath.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. The air expelled from the chest at each expiration. It requires to be studied in the diagnosis of thoracic diseases especially. See Respiration. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  30. Exhalation as perceptible to sight or smell; slight movement of air; whiff of perfume &c.; air taken into and expelled from lungs (draw b., breathe, live; a b. of fresh air; spend, waste, b., talk vainly; keep b. to cool porridge, abstain from talk; b. of life, nostrils, a necessity); respiration (catch, hold, one\'s b., in fear or absorbing emotion); one respiration (say inconsistent things in one or the same b.); power of breathing (out of b., not able to breathe quick enough; take b., pause, rest); whisper, murmur, (not a b. heard; also below one\'s b., in a whisper). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. take away person\'s b., render him breathless or speechless with astonishment, esp. at one\'s impudence. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  32. Air taken in and expelled from the lungs. American pocket medical dictionary.
  33. The process of breathing; also an individual act of inspiration or expiration. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  34. The air breathed, especially the expired air. See also tidal air, under air. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  35. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Air respired;—act or power of breathing naturally or freely;—time to breath; respite;—a single respiration, or the time of making it; an instant; a word;—a very slight breeze. Cabinet Dictionary
  36. The air drawn in and ejected out of the body; life; respiration; respite, pause, relaxation; breeze, moving air; a single act, an instant. Complete Dictionary

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