Definition of breathable in English:

breathable

adjective

  • 1(of the air) fit or pleasant to breathe.

    ‘further in the air seemed less breathable’
    ‘a breathable atmosphere’
    • ‘Despite the planet's bleak look, our surveyor scouts believe there is breathable air there.’
    • ‘The stale smell of the station hit him suddenly, but it was breathable air.’
    • ‘A mist began rising from the edges where wall met floor, choking out the breathable atmosphere.’
    • ‘I want to try and get breathable air over there and make sure the med lab hasn't detected anything dangerous.’
    • ‘The dust was thick and the air was barely breathable.’
    • ‘The atmosphere's breathable, though a little thin.’
    • ‘She staggered out onto the balcony, dizzy, and searching for breathable air.’
    • ‘I took off after her again, my lack of breathable air forgotten.’
    • ‘Stairway doors, normally closed, stood ajar, with signs that read ‘Keep this door open [increases flow of breathable air]’.’
    • ‘Sophia felt as if someone had just sucked out all breathable air from the room.’
    • ‘With all of the plant life destroyed, making a more breathable atmosphere would take a little longer.’
    • ‘Inside I saw the reason for the lack of breathable air.’
    • ‘Smoking is a privilege while clean, breathable air is a right.’
    • ‘‘The air is breathable outside,’ he said and stood up.’
    • ‘Home for her meant colour, breathable air, people and places she knew.’
    • ‘The atmosphere is thin but breathable and the air temperature is approximately 10 degrees Celsius.’
    • ‘Near the northern and southern poles, the air was perfectly breathable.’
    • ‘It had nice trees, small children playing without any fear, the air was breathable, and the sun could be seen.’
    • ‘I was too busy trying to suck in breathable air to fight back.’
    • ‘He was still unconscious, but his face was no longer blue, since breathable air had started to flow in from the hall.’
    1. 1.1 (of clothes or material) admitting air to the skin and allowing sweat to evaporate.
      ‘the jacket is waterproof, windproof, and breathable’
      ‘a breathable fabric’
      • ‘Made of breathable cotton twill, this cap features a built-in scrunchie for women to neatly hold longer hair in a pony tail.’
      • ‘Wool is breathable, comfortable and doesn't crease easily.’
      • ‘These clothes are loose, breathable and comfortable - yet fashionable.’
      • ‘Latex-based solid color stains are also available and form a breathable film.’
      • ‘Many of today's colorful new shower curtains come with breathable pockets for wet toy storage.’
      • ‘There are many good waterproof and breathable fabrics available.’
      • ‘The jacket has a lightweight taffeta nylon lining and is also completely breathable.’
      • ‘Patients should be encouraged to wear breathable footwear and 100 percent cotton socks when possible.’
      • ‘Waterproof and wind-resistant, these hooded jackets are made with breathable fabric for maximum comfort.’
      • ‘The lemon cargo skirt is mid-calf length and is of a rip-stop type material that makes it light weight, yet breathable.’
      • ‘Wear light colored, breathable clothing such as cotton.’
      • ‘Wear proper attire - breathable clothing you can comfortably move in and supportive athletic shoes.’
      • ‘Their coats, vests and jackets are made from unique breathable and waterproof Australian fabric.’
      • ‘The leather in the boot is breathable and waterproof.’
      • ‘Windproof and breathable, it's made for ‘all alpine conditions.’’
      • ‘Wear clean, comfortable, breathable fabric in the area of the piercing.’
      • ‘In terms of fabric, you want to wear cooler, more breathable suit jackets and pants.’
      • ‘Earthen plasters are breathable, allowing whatever moisture may be in the bale walls to escape.’
      • ‘Both are made of 6-oz. cool-mesh 100% cotton that is breathable and wicks away moisture.’
      • ‘Remember, new synthetic fibers are comfortable and breathable, contrary to popular belief.’

Pronunciation

breathable

/ˈbriːðəb(ə)l/