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English definition of “wind”

wind

noun [U] (BREATH)   /wɪnd/
breath or the ability to breathe: She ran so hard that it took her a few seconds to get her wind (back) before she could speak.
(Definition of wind noun (BREATH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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