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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of rebreathe.


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  • Some may have cardiac defects; others may have rebreathed oxygen-poor air formed by pockets in their cribbing.

    The Nursery's Littlest Victims 2008

  • I'm due at the High Mayor's Reception in twenty minutes, and besides, I want to breathe some air that hasn't been rehabilitated, rejuvenated, recirculated, reprocessed, repurified and rebreathed until it's all worn out.

    Masters Of The Vortex Smith, E. E. 1972

  • Allowing ten cubic feet of air per pupil each minute, in fifteen minutes after assembling, the entire atmosphere of the room is tainted, and unfit to be rebreathed.

    Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics Joel Dorman Steele

  • The air which patients are made to breathe, having been already breathed and rebreathed, is loaded with pulmonary exhalations.

    Hygienic Physiology : with Special Reference to the Use of Alcoholic Drinks and Narcotics Joel Dorman Steele

  • A man half dressed pushed open a broken window beneath us, just as we passed by, and there issued such a blast of corruption, made up of gases bred by filth, air breathed and rebreathed a hundred times, charged with odours of unnameable personal uncleanness and disease, that I staggered to the gutter with a qualm which I could scarcely conquer.

    Mark Rutherford's Deliverance Mark Rutherford 1872

  • It’s not just the plume of rebreathed air in my face or the flight attendants staring dead-eyed as they hand out bags of pretzels.

    Read from Death’s Disciples 2009

  • And next morning (a beautiful French morning) how I exulted as I went up the Champs Elysées and passed under the familiar Arc de Triomphe on my way to the Rue de la Pompe, Passy, and heard all around the familiar tongue that I still knew so well, and rebreathed the long-lost and half-forgotten, but now keenly remembered, fragrance of the _genius loci_; that vague, light, indescribable, almost imperceptible scent of a place, that is so heavenly laden with the past for those who have lived there long ago -- the most subtly intoxicating ether that can be!

    Peter Ibbetson George Du Maurier 1865

  • So it is rebreathed, and the result is gradual carbonic-acid-gas poisoning, which produces a kind of narcotic sleep. '"

    The Silent Bullet 1908


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