Definition of breathing
: either of the marks ʽ and ' used in writing Greek to indicate aspiration or its absence
Recent Examples of breathing from the Web
Nearly 60 babies in withdrawal had to be diverted to other hospitals, because there were infants with even more pressing needs, like life support or breathing assistance.
With the supply of fresh air reduced, a small or vulnerable infant essentially stops breathing and suffocates.
Turns out, Olympic-level swimmers are abnormally likely to have asthma, and Olin’s research helps train them to cope with attacks, and to even use their familiarity with controlled breathing as an advantage.
This is supposed to create room and breathing space for some sort of political solution.
The driver and lone occupant of the car was conscious and breathing but had suffered several gunshot wounds.
Hyperbaric treatment, increasingly given to diabetics — many of them elderly with persistent wounds — involves breathing pure oxygen inside a pressurized air chamber typically for two hours each weekday, often for more than a month.
JCPS: Board gives thumbs up to 'males of color academy' at Tuesday's meeting Trouble breathing:
Sapphira, three weeks into prekindergarten at Oak Springs Elementary in Austin, Texas, was given oxygen and put on a breathing machine.
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