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breast the front part of the thorax; chest. [6 definitions]
breastbone the bone located in the center of the chest that connects the two halves of the rib cage; sternum.
breast-feed to feed (a baby) milk from a breast; suckle; nurse. [2 definitions]
breastpin a decorative pin worn near the throat or on the chest; brooch.
breastplate a plate of armor covering the chest.
breaststroke a swimming stroke in which the body is prone with the face down, the arms simultaneously pull down and back, and the legs do a frog kick in alternation with the arm movement.
breastwork a temporary, hastily built defensive fortification, usu. of breast height.
breath the air that flows into and out of the lungs during respiration. [4 definitions]
breathable combined form of breathe.
Breathalyzer trademark for an instrument into which a person exhales, used to determine a motorist's level of alcoholic intoxication.
breathe to draw air into the lungs and expel it; respirate. [10 definitions]
breathe easily to be able to relax after a period of tension or anxiety.
breathe easy to be able to relax after a period of tension or anxiety.
breathe freely to be able to relax after a period of tension or anxiety.
breather a short period of rest. [2 definitions]
breathing inhaling and exhaling; living; alive. [3 definitions]
breathless breathing heavily following great exertion. [3 definitions]
breathtaking causing great wonder, excitement, or awe.
breathy of a voice, softened or otherwise altered in timbre by more than ordinary expiration of breath. [2 definitions]
breccia rock consisting of sharp-angled fragments of older rocks cemented together in sandstone, clay, or the like.
bred past tense and past participle of breed.