What does breathing mean?

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ˈbri ðɪŋbreath·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilationadjective

    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, eupnoeicadjective

    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. breathingnoun

    The act of respiration; a single instance of this.

  2. breathingnoun

    A diacritical mark indicating aspiration or lack thereof.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breathing

    of Breathe

  2. Breathingnoun

    respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air

  3. Breathingnoun

    air in gentle motion

  4. Breathingnoun

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

  5. Breathingnoun

    aspiration; secret prayer

  6. Breathingnoun

    exercising; promotion of respiration

  7. Breathingnoun

    utterance; communication or publicity by words

  8. Breathingnoun

    breathing place; vent

  9. Breathingnoun

    stop; pause; delay

  10. Breathingnoun

    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. Breathingnoun

    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. breathingverb

    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  

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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. Connie Taylor:

    I wasn't getting any better, they called my daughters out to the hallway one day and told them that if I didn't improve my breathing, they was gonna put me on the respirator and they did not know how long I would last.

  2. Carlos Gallegos:

    And I have to tell you, what I saw was horrible. What I saw was horrible, you could hear him struggling with the breathing ... It sounded like firecrackers going off on his chest. You could just hear the congestion.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun.

  4. Corey Hancock:

    It was laying on its back, barely moving. It twisted a couple times, its paws weren’t moving. It wasn’t breathing. It was dying.

  5. John Crowley:

    What the enzyme is designed to do is to replace the enzyme that's missing or defective in people with Pompe, it's designed to get to muscle cells, including the heart, which is a cardiac muscle, to get to the diaphragm, which is involved of course in breathing, and restore muscle function as best as it can.

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