1. breathing

noun. ['ˈbriːðɪŋ'] the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation.


  • hypopnea
  • activity
  • external respiration
  • snuffle
  • sniffle
  • bodily function
  • artificial respiration
  • heaving
  • hyperpnea
  • Cheyne-Stokes respiration
  • breathing in
  • bodily process
  • periodic breathing
  • smoking
  • snivel
  • second wind
  • wheeze
  • body process
  • intake
  • smoke
  • snore
  • stertor
  • respiration
  • hyperventilation
  • exhalation
  • abdominal breathing
  • breathing out
  • inhalation
  • ventilation
  • expiration
  • inspiration
  • panting
  • aspiration
  • eupnea
  • snoring


  • hypopnea
  • discontinuation
  • activation
  • sink

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Words that Rhyme with Breathing

  • teething
  • sheathing

Example sentences of the word breathing

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
After all, nobody wants to spend a few hours breathing the same air as every other stressed-out passenger.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Maintain a normal breathing rhythm when you hold a stretch.

Quotes containing the word breathing

1. 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.
- Marina Abramovic

2. Well, I think breathing life into the Endangered Species Act, taking those wolves back into Yellowstone, restoring the salmon in the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.
- Bruce Babbitt

3. Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
- Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

2. breathing

adjective. ['ˈbriːðɪŋ'] passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination.


  • eupneic
  • sweet-breathed


  • inactivity
  • discontinuance
  • assembly