Definition of breathable in English:



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

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