(), n. 1. One who breathes. Hence: (a) One who lives. (b) One who utters. (c) One who animates or inspires.
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2. That which puts one out of breath, as violent exercise. [Colloq.]
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3. a pause to catch one's breath, or for some other form of rest or refreshment; -- often used in the phrase to take a breather, i.e. to pause for refreshment. [Colloq.]

4. a vent in a container to allow equalization of internal and external pressure.

5. an air intake pipe to provide air to machinery or people submerged or otherwise sealed off from the outside.


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