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breather Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a short respite
    breathing place; breathing space; breath; breathing time; breathing spell.
  2. noun air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time
    snorkel breather; snorkel; schnorkel; schnorchel.

Breath"er noun
  1. One who breathes. Hence: (a) One who lives.(b) One who utters. (c) One who animates or inspires.
  2. That which puts one out of breath, as violent exercise. Colloq.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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