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English noun: breath

1. breath (act) the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing

SamplesHe took a deep breath and dived into the pool.
He was fighting to his last breath.

Broader (hypernym)activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process

Narrower (hyponym)aspiration, breathing in, breathing out, exhalation, expiration, inhalation, inspiration, intake

2. breath (substance) the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration

SamplesHis sour breath offended her.

Broader (hypernym)air

Narrower (hyponym)exhalation, halitus

3. breath (time) a short respite

Synonymsbreather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time

Broader (hypernym)relief, respite, rest, rest period

4. breath (communication) an indirect suggestion

SamplesNot a breath of scandal ever touched her.

Synonymshint, intimation

Broader (hypernym)proffer, proposition, suggestion

5. breath (phenomenon) a slight movement of the air

SamplesThere wasn't a breath of air in the room.

Broader (hypernym)air, breeze, gentle wind, zephyr

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