breath·able | \ˈbrē-t͟hə-bəl \

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 \ noun

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In a well ventilated bathroom, any material can work, but best to choose a natural breathable material that can shake off the moisture from the room. Sunset, "10 Stylish Poufs for a Modern-Meets-Boho Vibe," 22 Jan. 2018 The eco-friendly carrier looks like leather but is made of recycled plastic bottles and has a breathable mesh back, side and top for easy entry and exit. Kim Campbell Thornton, sacbee, "What’s shaking in dog- and cat-product innovations? | The Sacramento Bee," 2 May 2018 This time, the look was reworked in breathable summer fabric in a soft shade of grey. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Brigitte Macron Wears (What Else?) Louis Vuitton for the NATO Spouse Summit," 12 July 2018 Under Armour, Huk, Orvis and other outfitters make breathable, lightweight shirts and hoodies to keep the sun off your skin. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "How to beat the heat on your fishing trips in Idaho’s summer sun," 12 July 2018 Wear soft, breathable cotton clothing during the day, and cotton pajamas instead of a nightgown at night, says Dr. Kavita Mariwalla, a dermatologic surgeon at Stony Brook Hospital in New York. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, "How to Prevent and Treat That Annoying Rash Between Your Thighs," 6 July 2018 When the temperatures inch toward 90 degrees, there’s nothing better to throw on than a trusty, breathable summer dress. Alice Bell, Vogue, "The 6 Simple Statement Dresses You Need This Summer," 27 June 2018 Technically, white clothing was supposed to be both a little more breathable and less hot than other colors; presumably, players would sweat less in their whites — and their perspiration would be not be quite so obvious, thanks to the light color. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Why Wimbledon Players Have to Wear All White," 2 July 2018 The low-temperature drying allows the structure of the pasta to stay relaxed, which leaves small, breathable holes in the noodle. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "Expensive Pasta Is Worth It—Here's Why," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of breathable

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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