June 12, 2013 - Word of the Day
To breathe is to inhale and exhale air. The air contains oxygen which is necessary for human life. If you don't breathe, you will die.
- Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out...
- He's breathing.
- She's not breathing. Someone needs to call a doctor.
- Everyone likes to breathe in fresh air.
- You can breathe underwater with scuba gear.
She's using scuba gear to breathe.
The noun form of this word is "breathing."
- Her breathing became labored, so she went to see a doctor. (labored = difficult)
- Breathing in a smoke-filled room is uncomfortable.
- Her breathing was affected by the smoke.
The adjective form of this word is "breathing."
- He needed a breathing tube when he was in the hospital.
- A fire-breathing dragon scared everyone in the town.
Notice the difference in pronunciation between the words "breathe" and "breath."
breathe / breath
The word "breathe" has a voiced "th" sound.
The word "breath" has an unvoiced "th" sound.
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