Definition of rebreathe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈriːbriːð/


[with object]
Breathe in (exhaled air): cup your hands close to your mouth to catch and rebreathe the exhaled air
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  • Rebreathers use technology in which the same air is rebreathed; the diver exhales into the equipment, which scrubs the air free of carbon dioxide and recirculates it.
  • When babies sleep face down on such a surface, they rebreathe air they have exhaled, which can contain high amounts of carbon dioxide.
  • Similar effects occur when present-day glue sniffers rebreathe exhaled air from a plastic bag.

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Line breaks: re|breathe

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