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- (transitive, intransitive) To breathe (something) in; imbreathe.
1921, Octavus Roy Cohen, Midnight:
- She inbreathed sharply, then her eyes narrowed a trifle.
- (transitive) To inspire (a person); communicate by inspiration; infuse by breathing.
1906, S. D. Gordon, Quiet Talks on Service:
- And always remember that every mental power is a gift from Him; that actual power in life must be through Him only; and that mental gifts are not serviceable save as they are ever inbreathed by His own Spirit.
1894, A. J. Gordon, The Ministry of the Spirit:
- Both the scribe and the Scripture, both the man of God and the word of God were divinely inbreathed.
- (transitive) To draw in as breath; inhale; inspire.
1913, Stephen Graham, A Tramp's Sketches:
- I had inbreathed their mystery and outbreathed it again as my own.