breath·less / ˈbre[unvoicedth]lis/ • adj. gasping for breath, typically due to exertion: the climb left me breathless. ∎ short of breath or appearing this way because of excitement or other strong feelings: a breathless story about risking death to steal the truth. ∎ (of the air or weather) unstirred by a wind or breeze; stiflingly still: the warm, breathless air.DERIVATIVES: breath·less·ly adv.breath·less·ness n.
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