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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Washing your bedding will cut down on potential allergens like dust mites and pet dander than can trigger congestion, sneezing, and obstructed breathing and in turn, poor sleep, Dr. Rosen says. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "15 Ways to Sleep Better Tonight, According to Experts," 2 May 2019 But the Vivosmart 4 is much easier to wear all day and all night than any Fenix watch, making it an ideal device to monitor breathing and oxygen levels during sleep. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data," 27 Oct. 2018 All four victims were conscious and breathing and were expected to survive. Washington Post, "Local Digest: Police identify 2 shooting victims in D.C.," 4 July 2018 And behind every great ’grammer is a great—well, okay, maybe just breathing and willing—photographer. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Is Prince Harry Becoming the Ultimate Instagram Husband?," 1 Nov. 2018 There's a lot of heavy, nervous breathing and whispering. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The Bachelorette Season 14 Episode 9 Recap: Tears, Thailand, and Fantasy Suites," 23 July 2018 Symptoms to look out for include a bluish discoloration of the skin, abnormally rapid breathing, and fever. Brad Stulberg, Outside Online, "What Happens to Your Body When You Climb Everest," 11 June 2018 Laughter Yoga is a body/mind practice for well-being that involves deep breathing and a few stretches, playful laughter exercises, clapping, and deep relaxation. Nancy Shohet West,, "Celebrate the wonderful world of Legos," 7 June 2018 Investigators say passengers had experienced difficulty breathing as temperatures, which had topped 100 degrees in San Antonio, climbed. Fox News, "Stash house operator pleads guilty in deadly smuggling run," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of breathing

1746, in the meaning defined above

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