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breath

noun /breθ/
the air drawn into, and then sent out from, the lungs
haleine
My dog’s breath smells terrible.
an act of breathing Take a deep breath. breathless adjective having difficulty in breathing normally
essoufflé
His asthma makes him breathless He was breathless after climbing the hill.
breathlessly adverb
en haletant
breathlessness noun
essoufflement
hold one’s breath to stop breathing (often because of anxiety or to avoid being heard)
retenir son souffle
He held his breath as he watched the daring acrobat.
out of breath breathless (through running etc)
essouflé
I’m out of breath after climbing all these stairs.
under one’s breath in a whisper
à voix basse
He swore under his breath.
breath is a noun: He held his breath. breathe is a verb: He found it difficult to breathe.
(Definition of breath from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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