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

Pronunciation

breathable

/ˈbriːðəb(ə)l/