What does breathing mean?

Definitions for breathing
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  

How to pronounce breathing?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Officer Rolfe:

    Mr. Brooks, keep breathing. keep breathing for me.

  2. Vaile Wright:

    What's great about breathing is you can do it anywhere, if music is your way of relaxing, what happens when you don't have access to it ? You always have access to your breathing, so in that sense [ breathing meditations ] are really portable and very accessible. We really need a variety of different coping skills in order to get through particularly unprecedented situations like this one.

  3. Douglas Barrie:

    It isn't the deal we were expecting but it won't do any harm to the Rafale to have an export order under its belt. It gives France a little more breathing space.

  4. St John Ambulance:

    He is conscious and breathing and being treated for leg injuries.

  5. Jeff Ginn:

    I checked his pulse, he wasn't breathing, he didn't have a pulse, i pulled him on the floor, undid his shorts, attached the AED( automatic external defibrillator). I did CPR.

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