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The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
Erma Bombeck

Meaning of "breathing" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BREATHING

breathing  [ˈbriːðɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BREATHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Breathing is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BREATHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Breathing

Breathing is the process that moves air in and out of the lungs or oxygen through other breathing organs such as gills. For organisms with lungs, breathing is also called ventilation, and it includes both inhalation and exhalation. Breathing is one part of physiological respiration and is required to sustain life. Aerobic organisms of these types—such as birds, mammals, and reptiles—require oxygen to release energy via cellular respiration, in the form of the metabolism of energy-rich molecules such as glucose. Breathing is only one process that delivers oxygen to where it is needed in the body and removes carbon dioxide. Another important process involves the movement of blood by the circulatory system. Gas exchange occurs in the pulmonary alveoli by passive diffusion of gases between the alveolar gas and the blood in lung capillaries. Once these dissolved gases are in the blood, the heart powers their flow around the body. The medical term for normal relaxed breathing is eupnea. In addition to removing carbon dioxide, breathing results in loss of water from the body.

Definition of breathing in the English dictionary

The first definition of breathing in the dictionary is the passage of air into and out of the lungs to supply the body with oxygen. Other definition of breathing is a single breath. Breathing is also an utterance.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BREATHING


bathing
ˈbeɪðɪŋ
clothing
ˈkləʊðɪŋ
farthing
ˈfɑːðɪŋ
loathing
ˈləʊðɪŋ
nonbreathing
ˌnɒnˈbriːðɪŋ
overbreathing
ˌəʊvəˈbriːðɪŋ
scathing
ˈskeɪðɪŋ
seething
ˈsiːðɪŋ
self-loathing
ˌselfˈləʊðɪŋ
sheathing
ˈʃiːðɪŋ
soothing
ˈsuːðɪŋ
southing
ˈsaʊðɪŋ
sunbathing
ˈsʌnbeɪðɪŋ
teething
ˈtiːðɪŋ
tithing
ˈtaɪðɪŋ
trithing
ˈtraɪðɪŋ
unbreathing
ʌnˈbriːðɪŋ
unclothing
ʌnˈkləʊðɪŋ
underclothing
ˈʌndəˌkləʊðɪŋ
Worthing
ˈwɜːðɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BREATHING

breathe
breathe again
breathe down someone´s neck
breathe one´s last
breathed
breather
breathful
breathier
breathiest
breathily
breathiness
breathing apparatus
breathing exercise
breathing space
breathless
breathlessly
breathlessness
breathtaking
breathtakingly
breathy

WORDS THAT END LIKE BREATHING

anything
be on to a good thing
birthing
everything
first thing
fishing
get down on something
gunsmithing
hypnobirthing
know-nothing
last thing
like anything
nothing
something
sure thing
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
the thing
thing
wolf in sheep´s clothing

Synonyms and antonyms of breathing in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BREATHING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «breathing» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of breathing
articulate · express · gasp · gulp · imbue · impart · infuse · inject · inspire · instil · murmur · pant · puff · respire · say · sigh · utter · voice · wheeze · whisper

Translation of «breathing» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BREATHING

Find out the translation of breathing to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of breathing from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «breathing» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

呼吸
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

respiración
570 millions of speakers

English

breathing
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साँस लेने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَنَفّْس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дыхание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

respiração
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শ্বাসক্রিয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

respiration
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bernafas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Atmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

呼吸
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

호흡
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Napas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự hô hấp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுவாச
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

श्वास घेणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nefes
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

respiro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oddychanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дихання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

respirație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

breathing
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

asemhaling
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

andning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pusting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of breathing

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BREATHING»

The term «breathing» is very widely used and occupies the 11.302 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BREATHING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «breathing» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «breathing» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about breathing

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10 QUOTES WITH «BREATHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word breathing.
1
Marina Abramovic
To control the breathing is to control the mind. With different patterns of breathing, you can fall in love, you can hate someone, you can feel the whole spectrum of feelings just by changing your breathing.
2
Kathy Acker
I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way.
3
Uzo Aduba
You think the only thing looking at you is this steel thing, but behind the camera is this living, breathing person operating the camera whose job it is to watch you.
4
Rodney Atkins
I've never really focused on if I had good habits when I sang or if I had bad habits, or if I was breathing correctly. So, I started doing vocal exercises and would stretch out before I sang, stuff to help my breathing. It's funny, you breathe your whole life then you find out you're not doing it correctly.
5
Paul Auster
Writing makes you feel that there is a reason to go on living. If I couldn't write, I would stop breathing.
6
L. Frank Baum
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
7
Emma Bell
I live in L.A. - I love L.A., first off - but I didn't realize how much better the air quality was in Vancouver until I went back to L.A. for a weekend and I literally felt like I was breathing fire.
8
John Berger
A cigarette is a breathing space. It makes a parenthesis. The time of a cigarette is a parenthesis, and if it is shared, you are both in that parenthesis. It's like a proscenium arch for a dialogue.
9
Ingrid Bergman
If you took acting away from me, I'd stop breathing.
10
Erma Bombeck
The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BREATHING»

Discover the use of breathing in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to breathing and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Breathing Book: Good Health and Vitality Through ...
In The Breathing Book, internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi presents a refreshingly simple and practical guide to reestablishing proper breathing techniques that will dramatically improve your physical and mental health.
Donna Farhi, 1996
2
Breathing
This, the second in the Fetus and Neonate series, concentrates on breathing. The book is divided into sections on physiology, pathophysiology and clinical applications.
Mark A. Hanson, John A. D. Spencer, C. H. Rodeck, 1994
3
Breathing: Expanding Your Power and Energy
Breath, the central organizing life force, can be used as a meditation practice and as a way to inner peace, health, and vitality. The breathing techniques offered here can be used to establish calm when encountering stress, pain, and fear.
Michael Sky, 1990
4
Breathing Space: Twelve Lessons for the Modern Woman
"Breathing Space" relates the inspiring, instructive--and often funny--story of one woman's journey to self-discovery, featuring the breathing techniques of renowned yogi Alan Finger.
Katrina Repka, Alan Finger, 2008
5
A Life Worth Breathing: A Yoga Master's Handbook of ...
Go beyond the yoga revolution to find greater meaning in everyday life.
Max Strom, 2010
6
Breathing
Savannah would be happy spending the summer working at the library and reading.
Cheryl Renee Herbsman, 2009
7
Air-Breathing Fishes: Evolution, Diversity, and Adaptation
Air Breathing Fishes: Evolution, Diversity, and Adaptation is unique in its coverage of the evolution of air-breathing, incongruously because it focuses exclusively on fish.
Jeffrey B. Graham, 1997
8
The Art of Breathing: 6 Simple Lessons to Improve ...
In this acclaimed classic--updated with a new Preface--an opera singer, voice teacher, and chi kung expert proposes a simple program of abdominal deep breathing exercises to improve performance and well-being. 25 illustrations.
Nancy Zi, 2000
9
Beyond Breathing
"Beyond Breathing" is a story of a mother's loss of her 13 year old daughter, Jena, to Cystic Fibrosis, a fatal genetic disease.
Margarete Cassalina, 2009
10
Ways to Better Breathing
Discusses the role of breathing technique in health, and recommends a series of simple exercises
Carola Speads, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BREATHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term breathing is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Blow the pain away: breathing tips to help children relax
Young children and teenagers can learn and practice deep breathing to strengthen their mind/body connection and manage emotions that may ... «GazetteNET, Jul 15»
2
Breathing space... Spending wisely
Tuesday 7 July 2015. Life Newsletter. Breathing space... Spending wisely. Financial freedom requires more than money. Katie Byrne · Email. «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
3
Holistic approach to better breathing when surgery fails
There's a new approach to better breathing, and it's something a lot of Hudson Valley residents can embrace. It doesn't rely on medicine or ... «Times Herald-Record, Jul 15»
4
TEA & TWO SLICES | On Doomed Plebiscites & Breathing In The …
by Sean Orr | Putting the plebe in plebiscite: A resounding 'No' in Metro Vancouver transit referendum. Part of me wants to say “we live in the ... «Scout Magazine, Jul 15»
5
Mum reveals baby 'came back from the dead' after not breathing for …
Amy Fynn, 32, had a straightforward, normal pregnancy but after a 17-hour labour and natural birth, newborn Lilia was not breathing. Speaking ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
Sleep like a baby with these 4 simple breathing techniques
Believe it or not, your breathing is the natural, effective and best sleep medicine you can rely on to enjoy eight hours of uninterrupted sleep and ... «TheHealthSite, Jul 15»
7
World Bodypainting Festival: Naked models stun as they become …
Hundreds of living, breathing canvasses take to the stage and pose for the cameras at the World Bodypainting Festival. For almost two decades ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
8
Can Breathing Pure Oxygen Really Heal a Wound?
There are two types of wounds – those that want to heal and those that don't. Healing is the natural process. "Traumatic wounds—a cut with a ... «The Desert Sun, Jul 15»
9
Five suffer from breathing difficulties after gas leak
BUTTERWORTH: Five people suffered breathing difficulties and experienced blurred vision after a gas leak at a bank in Taman Selat, here ... «The Sun Daily, Jul 15»
10
Brown County jail prisoner found unconscious, not breathing Sunday
A female prisoner who was found in a holding cell unconscious and not breathing was taken by ambulance to Avera St. Luke's Hospital on ... «AberdeenNews.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Breathing [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/breathing>. Apr 2020 ».
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