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breathing

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

having or showing life
  • realized that he didn't need a comic-book superhero, since he had a real, breathing hero in his father

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breathing

verb
present participle of breathe

Synonyms & Antonyms of breathing (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to inhale and exhale air
  • sometimes it gets so hot in here that it's hard to even breathe

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The first known use of breathing was in 1696

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breathes (out)

breathing

breathing (out)

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“Breathing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/breathing. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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