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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Breathe v. i. [imp. & p. p. Breathed p. pr. & vb. n. Breathing.]
 1. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live. “I am in health, I breathe.”
 Breathes there a man with soul so dead
 Who never to himself hath said,
 This is my own, my native land!   --Sir W. Scott [The Lay of the Last Minstrel].
 2. To take breath; to rest from action.
    Well! breathe awhile, and then to it again!   --Shak.
 3. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently.
    The air breathes upon us here most sweetly.   --Shak.
    There breathes a living fragrance from the shore.   --Byron.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having breath or breath as specified; usually used in
             combination; "sweet-breathed"
      2: uttered without voice; "could hardly hear her breathed plea,
         `Help me'"; "voiceless whispers" [syn: voiceless]