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Synonyms for breathing
ˈbri ðɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation(adj)

    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, eupnoeic(adj)

    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

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. breathing(n.)

    Synonyms:
    respiration

  2. breathing(n.)

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

  3. breathing(a.)

    Synonyms:
    living, alive, live, not dead

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How to use breathing in a sentence?

  1. Brandy Luderer:

    So, I just tried to do as much as I could to make him comfortable, you know, calm down his breathing, you know, get him to cool down.

  2. Mary Jo Kreitzer:

    Mindfulness is a way to slow down and be in the present moment and that's what mindfulness training is, so in a mindfulness class people focus on breathing and relaxation and that's sort of how they ease into a practice of meditation.

  3. Corey Hancock:

    It was laying on its back, barely moving. It twisted a couple times, its paws weren’t moving. It wasn’t breathing. It was dying.

  4. Mary Oliver:

    Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?

  5. Michael Brown:

    The Human Spirit can never be paralyzed. If you are breathing, you can dream.

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