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  1. [verb] draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
    Synonyms: take a breath, respire, suspire

  2. [verb] be alive; "Every creature that breathes"

  3. [verb] impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house"

  4. [verb] allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"

  5. [verb] utter or tell; "not breathe a word"

  6. [verb] manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"

  7. [verb] take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
    Synonyms: rest, catch one's breath, take a r

  8. [verb] reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked; "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"

  9. [verb] expel (gases or odors)
    Synonyms: emit, pass off


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