2. To inject by breathing; to infuse; with into. Able to breathe life into a stone. (Shak) And the lord god formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. (gen. Ii. 7)
3. To emit or utter by the breath; to utter softly; to whisper; as, to breathe a vow. He softly breathed thy name. (Dryden) Or let the church, our mother, breathe her curse, a mothers curse, on her revolting son. (Shak)
10. To utter without vocality, as the nonvocal consonants. The same sound may be pronounces either breathed, voiced, or whispered. (H. Sweet) Breathed elements, being already voiceless, remain unchanged
Origin: in whispering] (H. Sweet) to breathe again, to take breath; to feel a sense of relief, as from danger, responsibility, or press of business. To breathe one's last, to die; to expire. To breathe a vein, to open a vein; to let blood.
Origin: From breath. Expel (gases or odors).Draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; I can breathe better when the air is clean; The patient is respiring.Be alive; Every creature that breathes.Impart as if by breathing; He breathed new life into the old house.Allow the passage of air through; Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear.