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breatharian

Syllabification: breath·ar·i·an
Pronunciation: /ˌbreTHˈerēən
 
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Definition of breatharian in English:

noun

A person who believes that it is possible, through meditation, to reach a level of consciousness where one can obtain all sustenance from the air or sunlight.
Example sentences
  • At the site, you'll find the most extreme diet-claimers of all, the ‘breatharians,’ who claim to subsist on nothing but air and light.
  • Some become breatharians, like the stigmatic who said ‘one can live on the Holy Breath alone.’
  • To put it another way, science also rejects the flat-earthers, the breatharians and the creationists.

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