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breathable

[bree-th uh-buh l] /ˈbri ðə bəl/
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.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; breathe + -able
Related forms
breathability, breathableness, noun
unbreathable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for breathable

breathable

/ˈbriːðəbəl/
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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