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English noun: second wind

1. second wind (attribute) renewed energy or strength to continue an undertaking

SamplesShe had dinner and got a second wind to finish painting.
The employers, initially taken by surprise at the pace of developments, regained their second wind.

Broader (hypernym)energy, get-up-and-go, push

2. second wind (act) the return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion

Broader (hypernym)breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation

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