breathless


breathless
breathless late 14c., "unable to breathe," from BREATH (Cf. breath) + -LESS (Cf. -less). Meaning "out of breath, panting" is from mid-15c. Used from 1590s in the sense "dead." Meaning "forgetting to breathe due to excitement, awe, anticipation, etc." is recorded from 1802. Related: Breathlessly; breathlessness.

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  • Breathless — Breath less (br[e^]th l[e^]s), a. 1. Spent with labor or violent action; out of breath. [1913 Webster] 2. Not breathing; holding the breath, on account of fear, expectation, or intense interest; attended with a holding of the breath; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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