breathing breathing  /b ˈri ðɪŋ/


  1. (n) the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  2. (adj) passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination


  1. When my breathing cleared up, so did the snoring.
  2. He went a record-breaking 17 minutes without breathing, thanks to intensive training, stamina and some lucky human evolution.
  3. Albert Frick lay propped on the hospital bed, languid, breathing by hand.


  1. American Sleep And Breathing Academy, Pro Player Health Alliance and The Living Heart Foundation Find Ways to Improve ...

    David Gergen, the executive director for the American Sleep and Breathing Academy who founded Pro Player Health Alliance and owns Gergen's Orthodontic Lab, is continuing to assemble the best team to promote overall health. (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. 911 Briefs -- Published June 17, 2013

    STOCKTON - A 27-year-old man stopped breathing and was rushed to a hospital to undergo emergency surgery after being stabbed late Thursday night in east Stockton, authorities said.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Stockton Record

  3. Rockies back Chatwood in 10-5 win over Phillies

    DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies gave Tyler Chatwood plenty of breathing room Saturday during his successful return to the rotation. They beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-5, striking for six runs in the first with seven of their 18 hits and breaking a three-game losing streak.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien's Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures," said del Toro, who directed "Pan's Labyrinth" and "Hellboy."
    on May 31, 2010 By: Guillermo del Toro Source: Washington Post

  2. "The humidity and heat caused by ...... people entering the tomb and their breathing will change the mummy to a powder. The only good thing (left) in this mummy is the face. We need to preserve the face," said Hawass, who wore his signature...
    on Nov 4, 2007 By: Zahi Hawass Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. Osmond explained on-air that "once in a while that happens to me when I get winded. I stop breathing."
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: Marie Osmond Source: Washington Post

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