breathable

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Etymology[edit]

breathe +‎ -able

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breathable (comparative more breathable, superlative most breathable)

  1. (of air) suitable for breathing
    Antonym: unbreathable
    • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, →OCLC, PC, scene: Citadel Station: Wards Codex entry:
      The Wards are open-topped, with skyscrapers rising from the superstructure. Towers are sealed against vacuum, as the breathable atmosphere envelope is only maintained to a height of about seven meters. The atmosphere is contained by the centrifugal force of rotation and a "membrane" of dense, colorless sulphur hexafluoride gas, held in place by carefully managed mass effect fields.
  2. (of a fabric, etc.) Letting air seep through.
    breathable paint

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