What does BREATHING mean?

Definitions for BREATHING
ˈbri ðɪŋBREATHING

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word BREATHING.

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"

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. breathing

    Verb form of the word breathe.

    Breathing is a natural part of the body of an animal and human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

How to pronounce BREATHING?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say BREATHING in sign language?

  1. breathing

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BREATHING in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BREATHING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of BREATHING in a Sentence

  1. Tom Mitchell:

    I just jumped in and started doing CPR on the baby, my phone went black when I was holding the baby, doing compressions and breathing.

  2. Megan Kingston:

    I figured something was going to happen to us eventually, as a medic, looking at all that [ smoke ], I knew it was toxic. A firefighter knows that you put on a breathing apparatus when you see smoke like that and you dont even go into the building unless youre on air. And we were next to that, breathing it in all the time.

  3. Laura Van Doormaal:

    When we first took her home, we were in newborn bliss. Just absolutely in love with her. She was a great baby, but we started to realize her movement was declining. She had trouble breathing and eating. When she was five weeks old, she was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy.

  4. Amama Mbabazi:

    Fellow Ugandans ... I will be seeking your vote, first within my party the NRM as its flag bearer, and later on in the whole country for president in the 2016 presidential elections, the coming election is ... about breathing new life into our system of government - a system that has become weak and inefficient.

  5. Panagiotis Lafazanis:

    This scheme will offer a breathing space for poor people who have been hit hard by the crisis and it will give a push to businesses.

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