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breath

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Etymology

Middle English breth, Old English bræð.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
breath

Plural
s

breath (s)
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  1. (uncountable) The act or process of breathing.
    I could hear the breath of the runner behind me.
    The child's breath came quickly and unevenly.
  2. (countable) A single act of breathing in and out.
    I took a deep breath and started the test.
  3. (uncountable) Air expelled from the lungs.
    I could feel the runner's breath on my shoulder.
  4. (countable) A rest or pause.
    Let's stop for a breath when we get to the top of the hill.

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