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sec·ond wind / wind/ • n. [in sing.] a person's ability to breathe freely during exercise, after having been out of breath. ∎  a new strength or energy to continue something that is an effort: she gained a second wind during the campaign and turned the opinion polls around.

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second wind The sensation of relief from breathlessness and fatigue that occurs at some point during sustained exercise, even though the degree of muscular effort may be unchanged.

Stuart Judge


See breathing during exercise; fatigue.
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Second Wind ★★ 1976 (PG)

Wagner and Naughton are trying to settle into their new life together, but find they must make a variety of difficult choices. 93m/C VHS . CA Ken Pogue, Tedde Moore, Tom Harvey, Lindsay Wagner, James Naughton; D: Donald Shebib; W: Hal Ackerman; C: Reginald Morris; M: Hagood Hardy.