[bree-th uh-buh l]
- able or fit to be breathed: filters to make the air more breathable.
- allowing the passage of air and moisture: a breathable fabric.
Origin of breathable
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Examples from the Web for breathable
What are the odds, that the air of Sirius Three is breathable, he wondered.The Quantum Jump
By now the air was breathable, and he could see into the deserted Gulch.The Terms of Surrender
"Titan's new atmosphere is clean and breathable, now, Bert," Alice went on.
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.
- (of air) fit to be breathed
- (of a material) allowing air to pass through so that perspiration can evaporate
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