AskDefine | Define breathless

Dictionary Definition

breathless adj
1 not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty; "breathless at thought of what I had done"; "breathless from running"; "followed the match with breathless interest" [syn: dyspneic, dyspnoeic, dyspneal, dyspnoeal] [ant: breathing]
2 tending to cause suspension of regular breathing; "a breathless flight"; "breathtaking adventure" [syn: breathtaking]
3 appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse; "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead" [syn: inanimate, pulseless]

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English

Adjective

  1. Having difficulty breathing; gasping.
  2. That makes one hold one's breath (with excitement etc.).
  3. Not breathing; apparently dead.
  4. Having no wind; still, calm or airless.

Translations

having difficulty breathing; gasping
that makes one hold one's breath
not breathing; apparently dead
having no wind; still, calm or airless

Extensive Definition

Breathless means having difficulty breathing, but the term may also refer to:

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Music

Medical

breathless in Norwegian: Breathless

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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