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breath testnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​test in which the ​policeask a ​driver to ​blow into a ​breathalyser (= a ​deviceshaped like a ​bag) to show if they have ​drunk too much ​alcohol to be ​allowed to ​drive
(Definition of breath test from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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breath testnoun [C]

 /ˈbreθ ˌtest/
a test in which the ​policeask a ​driver to ​blow into a ​specialdevice to show whether the ​driver has ​drunk too much ​alcohol to ​drive
(Definition of breath test from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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