second wind

noun
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

Definition of second wind

: renewed energy or endurance

Examples of second wind in a Sentence

  1. The sight of the finish line gave the runners a second wind.

  2. He suddenly got his second wind and was able to complete the project on time.

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First Known Use of second wind

1824

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SECOND WIND Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of second wind for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of new energy that allows you to continue to do something after you had begun to feel tired


Medical Dictionary

second wind

noun

medical Definition of second wind

: recovered full power of respiration after the first exhaustion during exertion due to improved heart action

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