|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|
"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|