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Definitions and Synonyms of breathing | Another word for breathing | What is breathing?

Definition 1: the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for breathing in the sense of this definition

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

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of breathing ) the return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion

(... is a kind of breathing ) breathing with a husky or whistling sound

(... is a kind of breathing ) the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)

(... is a kind of breathing ) the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound

(... is a kind of breathing ) the act of smoking tobacco or other substances

"he went outside for a smoke" "smoking stinks"

(... is a kind of breathing ) abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate

(... is a kind of breathing ) breathing heavily (as after exertion)

(... is a kind of breathing ) an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued

(... is a kind of breathing ) slow or shallow breathing

(... is a kind of breathing ) energetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders

(... is a kind of breathing ) normal relaxed breathing

(... is a kind of breathing ) breathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles

"abdominal breathing is practiced by singers"

(... is a kind of breathing ) an emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially

(breathing is a part of ...) the act of expelling air from the lungs

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

Definition 2: passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs
  • the heavy-breathing person on the telephone

Synonyms for breathing in the sense of this definition

(breathing is similar to ...) having breath or breath as specified

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