Definition of breath
- the faintest breath of scandal
- recovering his breath after the race
- fought to the last breath
- bad breath
- mumbled something under his breath
gum that freshens your breath
It's so cold outside that I can see my breath.
My mad dash for the bus left me gasping for breath.
I took a long breath before speaking again.
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: the air that you take into your lungs and send out from your lungs when you breathe : air that is inhaled and exhaled in breathing
: the ability to breathe freely
: an amount of air that you take into your lungs
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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