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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)
Translations of “breathing”
in Arabic تَنَفُّس…
in Korean 호흡…
in Portuguese respiração…
in Catalan respiració…
in Japanese 呼吸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 呼吸…
in Turkish nefeslenme, nefes alıp verme…
in Russian дыхание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 呼吸…
in Italian respiro, respirazione…
in Polish oddech…
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