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Definition of Breathe


  1. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live.
  2. To take breath; to rest from action.
  3. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently.
  4. To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire.
  5. To inject by breathing; to infuse; -- with into.
  6. To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow.
  7. To exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes.
  8. To express; to manifest; to give forth.
  9. To act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing.
  10. To promote free respiration in; to exercise.
  11. To suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse.
  12. To put out of breath; to exhaust.
  13. To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants.

Breathe Quotations

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Marcus Aurelius

Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
Gustav Mahler

My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air.
Christina Applegate

It is better to have your head in the clouds, and know where you are... than to breathe the clearer atmosphere below them, and think that you are in paradise.
Henry David Thoreau

The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.
Christopher Columbus
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Breathe Translations

breathe in Afrikaans is asem
breathe in Dutch is ademhalen, ademen
breathe in French is respirent, respiration, respirez, respirer
breathe in German is atme, atmen, atmen
breathe in Italian is fiatare
breathe in Portuguese is respire
breathe in Spanish is respire, respirar
breathe in Swedish is andas
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