breathing

noun
breath·​ing | \ ˈbrē-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce breathing (audio) \

Definition of breathing

: either of the marks ʽ and ʼ used in writing Greek to indicate aspiration or its absence

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Signs include nausea and vomiting, flushed skin, rapid breathing, racing heart rate and possibly loss of consciousness. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "Our record heat could be dangerous — or deadly. Here’s what you need to know.," 3 July 2019 Police later said that during the confrontations, some protesters threw a toxic substance at officers that could cause itchiness and difficulty breathing, and that 13 officers sought medical treatment. Mike Ives, BostonGlobe.com, "Hong Kong protesters take stock after arrests and China’s condemnation," 3 July 2019 The police later said that during the confrontations, some protesters threw a toxic substance at officers that could cause itchiness and difficulty breathing, and that 13 officers sought medical treatment. New York Times, "Hong Kong Protesters Take Stock as Police Announce More Arrests," 2 July 2019 Exposure at high levels leads to rapid breathing, followed by convulsions, loss of consciousness and death, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, "Suncor oil refinery operators hit by Colorado health department for emitting toxic gas," 1 July 2019 Kilgore also focuses heavily on breathing, sometimes using a system designed by extreme athlete Wim Hof that is meant to create a surge of adrenaline by bringing more oxygen into the body. Greg Luca, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio’s Alexander Hernandez taking new approach after first UFC loss," 24 June 2019 With the breathing down, Pelatti had me hold a kickboard and attempt to kick my feet to swim, the same exercise some kids were doing a few lanes over. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "I Wanted to Learn to Swim Before I Turned 30. Easier Said Than Done.," 15 June 2019 Symptoms of the disease include sudden high fever, stiff neck, severe headache, nausea, and vomiting, as well as convulsions, rapid breathing, and confusion. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "Two Meningitis B Vaccines Have Been Approved in the US. So Why Are Young People Still Dying From It?," 12 June 2019 Cooper and her mother, Sara Talbot, were napping together when 27-year-old Ben Cooper, the baby's father, noticed the little girl was no longer breathing, according to testimony reported by Cornwall Live. Josh Magness, kansascity, "'I’ve killed my baby, haven’t I?' Mom's painkiller patch left her 15-month-old dead," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of breathing

1746, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2019

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