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Definition of breathalyse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

breathalyse

 verb
(British English) (North American English breathalyze) verb
BrE BrE//ˈbreθəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreθəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they breathalyse
BrE BrE//ˈbreθəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreθəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it breathalyses
BrE BrE//ˈbreθəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreθəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple breathalysed
BrE BrE//ˈbreθəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreθəlaɪzd//
 
past participle breathalysed
BrE BrE//ˈbreθəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreθəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form breathalysing
BrE BrE//ˈbreθəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreθəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] breathalyse somebody to check how much alcohol a driver has drunk by making him or her breathe into a breathalyser Both drivers were breathalysed at the scene of the accident.