(noun, adjective, verb)


1. 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

Similar word(s): eupneic, eupnoeic


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

Similar word(s): respiration, ventilation

Definition categories: act, activity

Sentences with breathing as a noun:

- the breathings of the Holy Spirit


1. present participle of breathe