fire–breathing

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adjective fire–breath·ing \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbrē-thiŋ\

Definition of fire–breathing

  1. 1 :  breathing or appearing to breathe fire :  able to produce a stream of fire from the mouth fire-breathing dragons

  2. 2 :  intimidatingly or violently aggressive in speech and manner a fire–breathing orator

fire–breather

play \ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌbrē-thər\ noun

1605

First Known Use of fire–breathing

1605

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