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Definition of breathe:

  1. To act upon by the breath; to cause to sound by breathing.
  2. To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow.
  3. To exhale; to emit, as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfumes.
  4. To express; to manifest; to give forth.
  5. To inhale and exhale in the process of respiration; to respire.
  6. To inject by breathing; to infuse; - with into.
  7. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently.
  8. To promote free respiration in; to exercise.
  9. To put out of breath; to exhaust.
  10. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live.
  11. To suffer to take breath, or recover the natural breathing; to rest; as, to breathe a horse.
  12. To take breath; to rest from action.
  13. To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants.


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