breather

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noun breath·er \ˈbrē-thər\

Definition of breather

  1. 1 :  one that breathes

  2. 2 :  a break in activity for rest or relief

  3. 3 :  a small vent in an otherwise airtight enclosure

Examples of breather in a Sentence

  1. He decided to give them a breather.

  2. took a breather from the seemingly endless task of sorting through years of stuff stored in the attic

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First Known Use of breather

14th century


BREATHER Defined for English Language Learners

breather

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Definition of breather for English Language Learners

  • : a pause for rest

  • : someone or something that breathes in a specified way


BREATHER Defined for Kids

breather

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noun breath·er \ˈbrē-thər\

Definition of breather for Students

  1. :  a pause for rest


Medical Dictionary

breather

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noun breath·er \ˈbrē-thər\

Medical Definition of breather

  1. :  one that breathes usually in a specified way—see mouth breather



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