breathable

[ bree-thuh-buhl ]
/ ˈbri ðə bəl /

adjective

able or fit to be breathed: filters to make the air more breathable.
allowing the passage of air and moisture: a breathable fabric.

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Origin of breathable

First recorded in 1725–35; breathe + -able

OTHER WORDS FROM breathable

breath·a·bil·i·ty, breath·a·ble·ness, nounun·breath·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for breathable

breathable
/ (ˈbriːðəbəl) /

adjective

(of air) fit to be breathed
(of a material) allowing air to pass through so that perspiration can evaporate
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