[ air-breeth ]

verb (used without object),air-breathed [air-breethd], /ˈɛərˌbriðd/, air-breath·ing.
  1. (of an engine, aircraft, missile, etc.) to take in air from the atmosphere to oxidize the fuel for combustion.

Origin of air-breathe


Words Nearby air-breathe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use air-breathe in a sentence

  • We sat down together close to the window, and let the fragrant summer air breathe over our faces.

    The Woman in White | Wilkie Collins
  • They held the young mill-owner captive, and hardly let the air breathe or the sun shine on him.

    Shirley | Charlotte Bront