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

Examples of breathable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My Pearl Izumi Summit AmFib Lites, which feature weather-resistant polyester on the front and a breathable poly-Lycra blend in back, have worked flawlessly through a full season, with no wear or other issues. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "How to Assemble a Winter Cycling Kit—Without a Fat Bike," 6 Feb. 2020 Over 5,000 Amazon shoppers love curling up in this one because the plush faux fur is so soft and luxurious yet lightweight and breathable (and machine-washable!). 6. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, "21 things you need to buy before Thanksgiving," 13 Nov. 2019 Lightweight and breathable, even for a hot sleeper like me. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Brooklinen vs. Parachute: Which Sheets Are Right for You?," 30 Sep. 2019 The three-layer jacket is spun from a waterproof but breathable membrane that's lighter and softer-feeling than other hydrophobic fabrics. Matt Jancer, Wired, "The Best Gear for Not Trudging Through the Snow," 17 Dec. 2019 This one by Columbia is windproof and waterproof yet remains breathable, and comes with great features like a removable hood, underarm vents, and breast velcro pockets. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "15 of the best deals from REI's massive sale happening now," 12 Dec. 2019 Two years ago, the company introduced the Pro Hijab, a breathable athletic head cover. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "Nike launches new swimwear line that caters to Muslim, modest women," 11 Dec. 2019 The pillow, made with three layers of foam and a breathable knit cover, comes in two sizes—standard and king—and starts at $89. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "Casper's New Weighted Blanket Is Here To Relieve Your Holiday Stress," 5 Nov. 2019 They're fitted, but not too tight at the waist, and made of a breathable organic cotton. Alyssa Hardy, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Jeans That You’ll Actually Want to Wear on an Airplane," 20 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of breathable

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Breathable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breathable. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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