breathing

noun
ADJECTIVE
deep, shallow
controlled, even, regular, rhythmic, steady
irregular, laboured/labored, ragged, uneven

His breathing was uneven, and he could hardly speak.

quick, rapid
slow
heavy

She picked up the phone and heard sounds of heavy breathing.

VERB + BREATHING
control, regulate
BREATHING + VERB
quicken, slow, slow down
BREATHING + NOUN
apparatus
difficulties, problems
exercise

Try breathing exercises to calm your nerves.


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  • breathing — [brē′thiŋ] adj. that breathes; living; alive n. 1. respiration 2. a single breath or the time taken by this 3. a pause for rest 4. see ROUGH BREATHING, SMOOTH BREATHING …   English World dictionary

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  • breathing — n. 1) deep; heavy, labored, noisy; irregular; regular, steady breathing 2) (ling.) rough; smooth breathing * * * [ briːðɪŋ] heavy irregular labored noisy regular smooth breathing steady breathing (ling.) rough …   Combinatory dictionary

  • breathing — breath|ing [ˈbri:ðıŋ] n [U] the process of breathing air in and out ▪ His breathing was deep and regular. ▪ When I picked up the phone all I heard was heavy breathing (=loud breathing) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathing — noun (U) the process of breathing air in and out: heavy breathing (=loud breathing): When I picked up the phone all I heard was heavy breathing …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathing — breath|ing [ briðıŋ ] noun uncount * the process of taking air into the body and letting it out again, or the sound of this: Julia was asleep, her breathing shallow but regular. heavy/labored breathing breathing problems/difficulties …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breathing */ — UK [ˈbriːðɪŋ] / US [ˈbrɪðɪŋ] noun [uncountable] the process of taking air into the body and letting it out again, or the sound of this Julia was asleep, her breathing shallow but regular. heavy/laboured breathing breathing difficulties …   English dictionary

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