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Synonyms for breathing
ˈbri ðɪŋbreath·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. breathing

    Alive applies to all degrees of life, from that which shows one to be barely existing or existent as a living thing, as when we say he is just alive, to that which implies the very utmost of vitality and power, as in the words "he is all alive," "thoroughly alive." So the word quick, which began by signifying "having life," is now mostly applied to energy of life as shown in swiftness of action. Breathing is capable of like contrast. We say of a dying man, he is still breathing; or we speak of a breathing statue, or "breathing and sounding, beauteous battle," Tennyson Princess can. v, l. 155, where it means having, or seeming to have, full and vigorous breath, abundant life. Compare ACTIVE; ALERT; NIMBLE.

    Synonyms:
    active, alert, alive, animate, animated, brisk, existent, existing, live, lively, living, quick, subsisting, vivacious

    Antonyms:
    dead, deceased, defunct, dispirited, dull, inanimate, lifeless, spiritless

    Preposition:
    Alive in every nerve; alive to every noble impulse; alive with fervor, hope, resolve; alive through all his being.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilationadjective

    the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

    Synonyms:
    ventilation, internal respiration, respiration, ventilating system, ventilation system, airing, external respiration, public discussion, cellular respiration

    Antonyms:
    breathless, suffocative, dyspnoeal, smothering, winded, short-winded, suffocating, dyspneic, pursy, dyspneal, blown, dyspnoeic, asphyxiating

  2. breathing, eupneic, eupnoeicadjective

    passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination

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

    Synonyms:
    eupnoeic, eupneic

    Antonyms:
    winded, dyspneic, dyspneal, breathless, dyspnoeal, suffocating, smothering, suffocative, dyspnoeic, asphyxiating, pursy, short-winded, blown

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. breathingnoun

    Synonyms:
    respiration

  2. breathingnoun

    Synonyms:
    aspiration, wish, desire, longing, craving, yearning

  3. breathingadjective

    Synonyms:
    living, alive, live, not dead

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How to use breathing in a sentence?

  1. Michele Zasa:

    The situation that concerns the (lung) contusion is the most delicate, the next two or three days will be important to verify the stability of his breathing and to assess the situation according to pulmonary therapies in place.

  2. De Haan:

    There is less breathing room as a result of those refinery shutdowns.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Your state motto is, While I breathe, I hope, its not a joke. Were breathing, but God, we have got to have hope.

  4. Christopher Leonard:

    I knew something wasn’t right, i looked over, I rushed over and saw that he wasn’t breathing. I tried to give him CPR.

  5. James Nestor:

    Stanford University scientists knew it wasn't going to be good, because there's a very firm scientific foundation showing all the deleterious effects of mouth breathing, from periodontal disease to metabolic disorders.


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