breathable
adjective Date: circa 1731 1. suitable for breathing <
breathable air
>
2. allowing air to pass through ; porous <
a breathable synthetic fabric
>
breathability noun

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  • breathable — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of air) fit to breathe. 2) (of clothing) admitting air to the skin and allowing sweat to evaporate …   English terms dictionary

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  • breathable — breathability, breathableness, n. /bree dheuh beuhl/, adj. 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. [1725 35; BREATHE + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • breathable — breath|a|ble [ briðəbl ] adjective 1. ) air that is breathable is clean enough or suitable for people to breathe 2. ) clothes that are breathable are comfortable because they are made of cloth that has a lot of very small holes that allow air in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • breathable — UK [ˈbriːðəb(ə)l] / US [ˈbrɪðəb(ə)l] adjective 1) air that is breathable is clean enough or suitable for people to breathe 2) clothes that are breathable are comfortable because they are made of cloth that has a lot of very small holes that allow …   English dictionary

  • breathable — adj. Breathable is used with these nouns: ↑fabric …   Collocations dictionary

  • breathable — breath|a|ble [ˈbri:ðəbəl] adj clothing that is breathable allows air to pass through it easily …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathable — [[t]bri͟ːðəb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ A breathable fabric allows air to pass through it easily, so that clothing made from it does not become too warm or uncomfortable …   English dictionary

  • breathable — breath•a•ble [[t]ˈbri ðə bəl[/t]] adj. 1) cvb fit to be breathed 2) cvb allowing the passage of air and moisture; porous: breathable fabrics[/ex] • Etymology: 1725–35 breath a•bil′i•ty, n …   From formal English to slang

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