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breathable

[bree-thuh-buh l]
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adjective
  1. able or fit to be breathed: filters to make the air more breathable.
  2. allowing the passage of air and moisture: a breathable fabric.
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Origin of breathable

First recorded in 1725–35; breathe + -able
Related formsbreath·a·bil·i·ty, breath·a·ble·ness, nounun·breath·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for breathable

Historical Examples

  • What are the odds, that the air of Sirius Three is breathable, he wondered.

    The Quantum Jump

    Robert Wicks

  • By now the air was breathable, and he could see into the deserted Gulch.

  • "Titan's new atmosphere is clean and breathable, now, Bert," Alice went on.

    Big Pill

    Raymond Zinke Gallun

  • By their explosion we on Venus could determine whether or not this world had a breathable atmosphere.

  • She spoke, now, with her helmet face-window open, for there was breathable air around them.

    Big Pill

    Raymond Zinke Gallun


British Dictionary definitions for breathable

breathable

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