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Describing or relating to breathing

breathless

adjective

breathing very fast and hard, for example after exercising

bronchial

adjective

involving or related to your bronchial tubes

chesty

adjective

suffering from or caused by an infection in the lungs

choke

noun

the action or sound of choking

deep

adjective

breathing a lot of air into or out of your body

deeply

adverb

if you breathe or sigh deeply, you breathe a lot of air into or out of your body

heavily

adverb

if you breathe heavily, you breathe slowly and loudly

indrawn

adjective

an indrawn breath is one that is suddenly breathed in

laboured

adjective

if someone’s breathing is laboured, they breathe with difficulty, for example because they are ill or extremely tired from physical activity

puffed

adjective

breathing very quickly because you have been running, jumping etc

pulmonary

adjective

relating to your lungs

respiratory

adjective

relating to the process of breathing air in and out

shallow

adjective

taking in only a little air

sharp

adjective

a sharp breath is taken suddenly, often because you are surprised

winded

adjective

unable to breathe because you have been running or have been hit in the stomach

alveolar

adjective

breathlessly

adverb

breathlessness

noun

shallowly

adverb

shallowness

noun

out of breath

breathing fast and with difficulty, for example because you have been running

short of breath

finding it difficult to breathe

fighting/struggling for breath

almost unable to breathe

solutionism

the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

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