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1 having difficulty breathing, especially because you are very tired, excited, or frightened:
The long climb left Jan feeling breathless.
breathless with
They waited, breathless with anticipation.
2 written excited:
His first novel drew breathless superlatives from critics.
4 literary unpleasantly hot, with no fresh air or wind:
the breathless heat of a midsummer night in Rome
breathlessly adverb
breathlessness noun [uncountable]

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