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Definition 1: the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where breath or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a deep breath and dived into the pool
  • he was fighting to his last breath

(breath is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of breath ) the act of expelling air from the lungs

(... is a kind of breath ) the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

Definition 2: an indirect suggestion - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where breath or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • not a breath of scandal ever touched her

Synonyms for breath in the sense of this definition

(breath is a kind of ...) a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

"it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"

Definition 3: a slight movement of the air - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where breath or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there wasn't a breath of air in the room

(breath is a kind of ...) a slight wind (usually refreshing)

"the breeze was cooled by the lake" "as he waited he could feel the air on his neck"

Definition 4: the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where breath or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his sour breath offended her

(breath is a kind of ...) a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of

"air pollution" "a smell of chemicals in the air" "open a window and let in some air" "I need some fresh air"

(... is a kind of breath ) exhaled breath

Definition 5: a short respite - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for breath in the sense of this definition

(breath is a kind of ...) a pause for relaxation

"people actually accomplish more when they take time for short rests"

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