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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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