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Definition of breathing:

  1. A mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing, below.
  2. Air in gentle motion.
  3. Also, in a wider sense, the sound caused by the friction of the outgoing breath in the throat, mouth, etc., when the glottis is wide open; aspiration; the sound expressed by the letter h.
  4. Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit.
  5. Aspiration; secret prayer.
  6. Exercising; promotion of respiration.
  7. of Breathe
  8. place; vent.
  9. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air.
  10. Stop; pause; delay.
  11. Utterance; communication or publicity by words.


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