lungful

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lung +‎ -ful

Noun[edit]

lungful (plural lungfuls or lungsful)

  1. As much as the lungs will hold.
    The diver took in lungfuls of air as he returned to the surface.
    • 2014, Rebecca Ley, "City versus country childhoods", The Guardian, +201 December 2014:
      For there are many kinds of freedom, not just the ones that involve surf and lungfuls of fresh air.