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Breathe


BREATHE, verb intransitive To respire; to inspire and expire air. Hence, to live.

1. To take breath; to rest from action; as, let them have time to breathe

2. To pass as air.

To whose foul mouth no wholesome air breathes in.

BREATHE, verb transitive To inhale as air into the lungs and expel it; as, to breathe vital air.

1. To inject by breathing; to infuse; followed by into.

And the Lord God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Genesis 2:7.

2. To expire; to eject by breathing; followed by out; as, to breathe out threatening and slaughter.

3. To exercise; to keep in breath.

The greyhounds are as swift as brethed stage.

4. To inspire or blow into; to cause to sound by breathing; as, to breathe the flute.

5. To exhale; to emit as breath; as, the flowers breathe odors or perfume.

6. To utter softly or in private; as, to breathe a vow.

7. To give air or vent to; to open; as, to breathe a vein.

8. To express; to manifest.

Other articles breathe the same severe spirit.