1. [ noun ] (biology) the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
Synonyms: respiration ventilation external_respiration
Related terms: bodily_process snore smoke wheeze panting abdominal_breathing artificial_respiration hyperpnea hyperventilation periodic_breathing hypopnea eupnea second_wind snuffle inhalation exhalation breathe respire
2. [ adjective ] passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination
Synonyms: eupnoeic eupneic

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

Related terms: breathless snoring inhaling exhaling snorting huffing breathed
Similar spelling:   breathing_in