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breathe

The property of a layer of a material that permits air and/or moisture to pass through it without damaging the layer.
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WORKING class people breathed life into the Labour Party.
BOXING: Roy Jones Jr breathed life into his fading career with a one-sided victory over Prince Badi Ajamu in his latest comeback fight.
THE King's stutter-style tenor sax breathed life into countless R&B hits in the early 1960s, I adding a funky edge to the likes of The Coasters.
Bedlam erupted around Jaurequi as he was on the ground, soaking in his critical goal line tackle and his equally crucial 37-yard touchdown interception return that breathed life into a nearly still Loyola team moments before the end of the first half.
Supercharger burst onto the garage scene and breathed life into what had become a stagnant genre.