1. Spent with labor or violent action; out of breath.
2. Not breathing; holding the breath, on account of fear, expectation, or intense interest; attended with a holding of the breath; as, breathless attention.
But breathless, as we grow when feeling most. --Byron.
3. Dead; as, a breathless body.
adj 1: not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty;
"breathless at thought of what I had done";
"breathless from running"; "followed the match with
breathless interest" [syn: dyspneic, dyspnoeic, dyspneal,
dyspnoeal] [ant: breathing]
2: tending to cause suspension of regular breathing; "a
breathless flight"; "breathtaking adventure" [syn: breathtaking]
3: appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible
pulse; "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead" [syn: inanimate,