Meaning of “breathing” in the English Dictionary

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"breathing" in British English

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breathingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbriː.ðɪŋ/ us /ˈbriː.ðɪŋ/

the act or process of taking air into your lungs and releasing it:

She lay awake listening to her sister's steady breathing.
I could hear the sound of heavy breathing as he slowly climbed the stairs.

(Definition of “breathing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"breathing" in American English

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breathingnoun [ U ]

us /ˈbri·ðɪŋ/

the act or process of taking air into your lungs and releasing it:

Dora was asleep, and I listened to the sound of her deep breathing.

(Definition of “breathing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)