1 the process of taking air into and expelling it from the lungs.
2 a sign in Greek indicating that an initial vowel or rho is aspirated (rough breathing) or not aspirated (smooth breathing).
Phrases and idioms:
breathing-space time to breathe; a pause.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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Breathing — Breath ing, n. 1. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air. [1913 Webster] Subject to a difficulty of breathing. Melmoth. [1913 Webster] 2. Air in gentle motion. [1913 Webster] 3. Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
breathing — [brē′thiŋ] adj. that breathes; living; alive n. 1. respiration 2. a single breath or the time taken by this 3. a pause for rest 4. see ROUGH BREATHING, SMOOTH BREATHING … English World dictionary
breathing — breathing. См. дыхание цепи. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
breathing — index born (alive), conscious (awake), live (conscious) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
Breathing — Breath redirects here. For other uses, see Breath (disambiguation). For other uses, see Breathing (disambiguation). The human respiratory system Breathing is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs. Aerobic organisms require oxygen to… … Wikipedia
breathing — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, shallow ▪ controlled, even, regular, rhythmic, steady ▪ irregular, laboured/labored … Collocations dictionary
breathing — n. 1) deep; heavy, labored, noisy; irregular; regular, steady breathing 2) (ling.) rough; smooth breathing * * * [ briːðɪŋ] heavy irregular labored noisy regular smooth breathing steady breathing (ling.) rough … Combinatory dictionary
breathing — breath|ing [ˈbri:ðıŋ] n [U] the process of breathing air in and out ▪ His breathing was deep and regular. ▪ When I picked up the phone all I heard was heavy breathing (=loud breathing) … Dictionary of contemporary English
breathing — noun (U) the process of breathing air in and out: heavy breathing (=loud breathing): When I picked up the phone all I heard was heavy breathing … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
breathing — breath|ing [ briðıŋ ] noun uncount * the process of taking air into the body and letting it out again, or the sound of this: Julia was asleep, her breathing shallow but regular. heavy/labored breathing breathing problems/difficulties … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
breathing */ — UK [ˈbriːðɪŋ] / US [ˈbrɪðɪŋ] noun [uncountable] the process of taking air into the body and letting it out again, or the sound of this Julia was asleep, her breathing shallow but regular. heavy/laboured breathing breathing difficulties … English dictionary