Definitions for Breathingˈbri ðɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

breath•ingˈbri ðɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act of respiration.

  2. a single breath, or the short time required for this.

  3. a pause, as for breath.

  4. utterance or words.

  5. a gentle stirring, as of wind.

  6. the manner of articulating the beginning of a word in ancient Greek, with or without aspiration. one of the two symbols used to indicate this.

    Category: Phonetics

Origin of breathing:

1350–1400

breath′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation(adj)

    the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

  2. breathing, eupneic, eupnoeic(adj)

    passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination

    "the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs"; "the heavy-breathing person on the telephone"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. breathing(noun)ˈbri ðɪŋ

    the action of taking air into and out of the lungs

    deep breathing before exercise

Wiktionary

  1. breathing(Noun)

    The act of respiration; a single instance of this.

  2. breathing(Noun)

    A diacritical mark indicating aspiration or lack thereof.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breathing

    of Breathe

  2. Breathing(noun)

    respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air

  3. Breathing(noun)

    air in gentle motion

  4. Breathing(noun)

    any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit

  5. Breathing(noun)

    aspiration; secret prayer

  6. Breathing(noun)

    exercising; promotion of respiration

  7. Breathing(noun)

    utterance; communication or publicity by words

  8. Breathing(noun)

    breathing place; vent

  9. Breathing(noun)

    stop; pause; delay

  10. Breathing(noun)

    also, in a wider sense, the sound caused by the friction of the outgoing breath in the throat, mouth, etc., when the glottis is wide open; aspiration; the sound expressed by the letter h

  11. Breathing(noun)

    a mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing, below

Freebase

  1. Breathing

    Breathing is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs or oxygen through other breathing organs such as gills. Aerobic organisms of these types—such as birds, mammals, and reptiles—require oxygen to release energy via respiration, in the form of the metabolism of energy-rich molecules such as glucose. Breathing is only one process that delivers oxygen to where it is needed in the body and removes carbon dioxide. Another important process involves the movement of blood by the circulatory system. Gas exchange occurs in the pulmonary alveoli by passive diffusion of gases between the alveolar gas and the blood in lung capillaries. Once these dissolved gases are in the blood, the heart powers their flow around the body. The medical term for normal relaxed breathing is eupnea. In addition to removing carbon dioxide, breathing results in loss of water from the body. Exhaled air has a relative humidity of 100% because of water diffusing across the moist surface of breathing passages and alveoli.

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