Simple Definition of breathless
: unable to take enough air into your lungs : breathing very hard because you are trying to get more air
: full of emotion
: very fast
Full Definition of breathless
2 a : panting or gasping for breath b : gripped with emotion <breathless in anticipation> c : intense, gripping <breathless eagerness> <breathless prose> d : very rapid or strenuous <go at a breathless pace> e : marked by intense or unremitting activity <a breathless schedule>
3 : oppressive because of no fresh air or breeze
Examples of breathless
They were breathless with anticipation.
I watched them in breathless wonder.
She describes the scene in breathless prose.
He drove at a breathless pace.
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Medical Definition of breathless
1: panting or gasping for breath
2: suffering from dyspnea
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