Draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs (synset 200001740)
"I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"hyponym:
- respire - breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety
- choke - breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion
- hyperventilate - breathe excessively hard and fast
- hiccough, hiccup - breathe spasmodically, and make a sound
- sigh, suspire - heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily
- breathe out, exhale, expire - expel air
- breathe in, inhale, inspire - draw in (air)
- wheeze - breathe with difficulty
- yawn - utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired
- saw logs, saw wood, snore - breathe noisily during one's sleep
Be alive (synset 202623136)
"Every creature that breathes"
Impart as if by breathing (synset 202330268)
"He breathed new life into the old house"
Allow the passage of air through (synset 202757662)
"Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"hypernym: be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
Utter or tell (synset 200943377)
"not breathe a word"
Manifest or evince (synset 200931665)
"She breathes the Christian spirit"hypernym: convey - (of information) make known; pass on
- Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax (synset 200781405)
Reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked (synset 200240640)
"This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"
Expel (gases or odors) (synset 200105087)
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