HyperDic: breathing

English > 2 senses of the word breathing:
NOUNactbreathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilationthe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation
ADJECTIVEallbreathing, eupneic, eupnoeicpassing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally
breathing > pronunciation
Soundsbriy'dhihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > breathing: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningPassing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination.
Examples
  • "the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs"
  • "the heavy-breathing person on the telephone"
Synonymseupneic, eupnoeic
Narrowersweet-breathedHaving breath or breath as specified
Oppositebreathless, dyspneic, dyspnoeic, dyspneal, dyspnoealnot breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty
English > breathing: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation.
Synonymsexternal respiration, respiration, ventilation
Partsexhalation, expiration, breathing outThe act of expelling air from the lungs
inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing inThe act of inhaling
Narrowerabdominal breathingbreathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles
artificial respirationAn emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
eupnea, eupnoeanormal relaxed breathing
hyperpneaenergetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders
hyperventilationAn increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs
hypopneaSlow or shallow breathing
panting, heavingbreathing heavily (as after exertion)
periodic breathing, Cheyne-Stokes respirationAbnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
second windThe return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion
smoke, smokingThe act of smoking tobacco or other substances
snore, snoring, stertorThe act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
snuffle, sniffle, snivelThe act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
wheezebreathing with a husky or whistling sound
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishrespiración, respiro
Catalanrespiració, respir
Adjectivesair-breathingderiving oxygen from the air
Verbsbreathedraw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
breathetake a short break from one's activities in order to relax

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