Definition of breathalyze in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbreTHəˌlīz/


[with object] (usually be breathalyzed)
(Of the police) use a breathalyzer.
Example sentences
  • If police are able to breathalyse drivers for alcohol, there is no reason why they should not take mouth samples.
  • He was breathalysed at the police station at about 12.02am.
  • My wife had heard the other driver say that he had been at the Golf Club and asked the police to breathalyse him.

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Syllabification: breath·a·lyze

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