breathable

adjective
breath·​able | \ ˈbrē-t͟hə-bəl How to pronounce breathable (audio) \

Definition of breathable

1 : suitable for breathing breathable air
2 : allowing air to pass through : porous a breathable synthetic fabric

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breathability \ ˌbrē-​t͟hə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce breathability (audio) \ noun

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Change tampons or pads regularly, wear clean and breathable underwear, and be mindful of possible infections. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, "Why Does Period Blood Smell? An Ob-Gyn Explains," 7 June 2019 Food is limited, but most critically, so is breathable air. Bridget Alex, Discover Magazine, "The World Is Our Niche," 3 June 2019 Sealed away airtight each time, and at the end of it all the breathable world is just in a bowl around the head and a pack on the back. Oliver Morton, WIRED, "The Beauty and Madness of Sending a Man to the Moon," 4 June 2019 The outer includes a Gore-Tex Pro material for a waterproof and windproof exterior that remain breathable. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Everything That Goes Into Making an Arc'teryx Jacket," 24 May 2019 Made with cooling and sweat-wicking micro mesh fabric, the breathable underwear dries within nine hours, which is twice as fast as a standard pair of THINX, and has the capacity to absorb one and a half tampons. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "THINX Is Launching Quick Drying Period Proof Underwear," 22 May 2019 The Thong’, this classic cotton thong style from Everlane holds the top spot in my delicates drawer because of its breathable material and classic fit. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "The World's Most Comfortable Thongs, According to Glamour Editors," 4 Apr. 2019 This low-cut boot mates Five Ten’s famous sticky rubber with a one-piece knitted upper that’s extremely breathable. Outside Online, "The Best Trail Shoes of 2018," 15 May 2018 Keeping cool in the summer is a difficult task, so choosing a suit that's made with a breathable and light fabric is essential. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "10 Outfits Every Man Should Wear This Summer," 18 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of breathable

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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