What does breathing mean?

Definitions for breathing
ˈbri ðɪŋbreath·ing

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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    European states have been banning Muslim women in Europe from wearing the hijab; however, the coronavirus has now compelled not only females but also males around the world to wear life-saving hijab; as English words, Face Masks. Indeed, it verifies the Islamic concept of Hijab protecting from Coronavirus-eyes. It looks like humans are breathing on a science fiction planet, wearing hijabs or masks in various designs and colours; isn't it a Divine warning and penalty?

  2. The FDA:

    Liquid nitrogen, although non-toxic, can cause severe damage to skin and internal organs if mishandled or accidently ingested due to the extremely low temperatures it can maintain, inhaling the vapor released by a food or drink prepared by adding liquid nitrogen immediately before consumption may also cause breathing difficulty, especially among individuals with asthma.

  3. Southern Californians:

    From the society level, I think we need to think really hard about how to bring about a more sustainable world, where technologies and policies come together to bring us cleaner energy, so that the air that we're breathing will stay as clean as what we're breathing today.

  4. Derek Hill:

    We don't know exactly why the PM has gone to hospital except we have been told he is having tests, many people attending hospital with COVID-19 have difficulty breathing. Some people are rapidly discharged. Some others can quickly deteriorate and need help breathing. We have no reason to believe the PM needs such help.

  5. William Schaffner:

    If you're in this group, you're not in trouble. Whether you have flu or Covid-19 or some other respiratory virus, we anticipate you will do well, but should you develop any symptoms that show you're getting worse, particularly if you have any difficulty breathing, you will call us.

Images & Illustrations of breathing

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