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[bree-th uh-buh l] /ˈbri ðə bəl/
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
1725-35; breathe + -able
Related forms
breathability, breathableness, noun
unbreathable, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for breathable
  • Then play with the other factors to speed it up such as making it warmer, breathable and hospitable.
  • It is important to use a breathable sock that is made of material that wicks the moisture from your feet.
  • The waterproof, breathable all-in-one covers you from the hood to the overshoes.
  • It is covered with a velvety soft fabric on top of a breathable mesh fiber that wicks away sweat.
  • These are great for all seasons and they seem breathable considering the absurd weather these days.
  • Then they would all descend, breathable air and building capacity restrictions be damned.
  • It usually means that the pilots are trying to get the plane low enough so that the outside air is breathable for humans.
  • We've already gotten feedback about the wider, more breathable aisles.
  • Padded, breathable fabric on back ensures cool, comfortable carrying.
  • Good for granite: breathable, abrasion-resistant stretch nylon and an inseam gusset.
British Dictionary definitions for breathable


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