breathable [bree-th uh-buh l] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN 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 Related formsbreath·a·bil·i·ty, breath·a·ble·ness, nounun·breath·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for breathable Historical Examples of breathable

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

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

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  • “Titan’s new atmosphere is clean and breathable, now, Bert,” Alice went on.

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

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

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  • British Dictionary definitions for breathable breathable adjective (of air) fit to be breathed (of a material) allowing air to pass through so that perspiration can evaporate Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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