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Synonyms of breath in English:


  • 1 I took a deep breath
    gulp of air, inhalation, inspiration;
    pant, gasp, wheeze
    technical respiration
  • 2 I had barely enough breath left to gasp a reply
    informal puff
  • 3 the night was still, with hardly a breath of wind
    puff, waft, slight stirring, sigh, faint breeze
    literary zephyr
  • 4 not a breath of scandal was ever associated with his name
  • 5 archaic there was no breath left in him
    life, life force, animation, vital force
  • Phrases

    take someone's breath away
    astonish, astound, amaze, surprise greatly, stun, startle, stagger, shock, shatter, take aback, stop someone in their tracks, leave open-mouthed, leave aghast, dumbfound, jolt, shake up;
    awe, overawe, thrill
    informal knock for six, knock sideways, floor, flabbergast, blow someone's mind, blow away, knock someone out, bowl over, strike dumb

    Word links

    spiro-2 related prefix, as in spirometer
    respiratory relating to breath
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