- 1having difficulty in breathing; making it difficult for someone to breathe He arrived breathless at the top of the stairs. They maintained a breathless (= very fast) pace for half an hour. The dance left her feeling breathless and weak.
- 2(formal) experiencing, or making someone experience, a strong emotional reaction the breathless excitement of seeing each other again breathless with something breathless with terror
- 3(formal) with no air or wind the breathless heat of a summer afternoon
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