second wind

second wind


: a feeling of new energy that allows you to continue to do something after you had begun to feel tired

Full Definition of SECOND WIND

:  renewed energy or endurance

Examples of SECOND WIND

  1. The sight of the finish line gave the runners a second wind.
  2. He suddenly got his second wind and was able to complete the project on time.

First Known Use of SECOND WIND


second wind

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SECOND WIND

: recovered full power of respiration after the first exhaustion during exertion due to improved heart action


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