breathing in

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Noun1.breathing in - the act of inhalingbreathing in - the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
breath - the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing; "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"; "he was fighting to his last breath"
gasp, pant - a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; "she gave a gasp and fainted"
drag, pull, puff - a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"
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A SECURITY guard died on duty after breathing in carbon monoxide fumes from a gas fire in his cabin.
She soothes the unsettling obsession acknowledged in the lines "he floods me with dread/fills my soul" with incredible, yet nonchalant control, breathing ins in tinctive warmth into the vowels.