breath·​ing | \ˈbrē-t͟hiŋ \

Definition of breathing 

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

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During the session, the women in the treatment program practiced a deep breathing exercise. Andrea Petersen, WSJ, "Therapy for Pregnant Women With Anxiety Offers Alternative to Medication," 3 Nov. 2018 Why this matters: Gaming laptops are the last bastion of hulking, fire-breathing, theoretically portable PCs. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Hands on with Alienware m15: The thinnest 15-inch Alienware laptop ever made," 4 Oct. 2018 Class started with students seated in chairs doing a breathing exercise. Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s new Integrative Medicine program includes activity as a part of treatment," 7 Sep. 2018 For those interested in natural treatments, Shen says that mindfulness, paced breathing, and acupuncture seem to work. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "How Long Does Menopause Last?," 6 Sep. 2018 Start with deep breathing exercises (through your nose), along with meditation. Houston Chronicle, "How to “live long and prosper”," 7 July 2018 In search of vulnerability, DeAngelis turned to his Aunt Pat, a former hospital CEO who now aids the 200 roofers in constructive breathing exercises and learning to talk through their feelings. Oona Goodin-smith,, "Roofers build relationships, Meek Mill goes back to court | Morning Newsletter," 19 June 2018 Now fans can learn his method, which is grounded in breathing exercises, mental focus and exposure to cold temperatures on seven-day trips to the Spanish Pyrenees in June and July (1,799 euros). Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Your Next Trip Might Change Your Life," 1 June 2018 Counselors are standing around the perimeter of the hearing room and teams are providing massages and breathing exercises to reduce anxiety. Fox News, "Survivors of fire struggle with emotions as probe continues," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of breathing

1746, in the meaning defined above

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