breathe

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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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The station's latest facility has breathed new life into a run-down office which was a waiting room
Audley Harrison breathed new life into his flagging career by winning the Prizefighter heavyweight tournament with a second-round stoppage of Coleman Barrett in the final.
A hotel, bars, restaurants and shops, as well as a major bus station and tourism office, right , breathed new life into what had been a dismal looking car park
In either case, Verb Ballets' new set designs and costumes for its reconstruction of Martha Graham's Appalachian Spring, created by Appalachian artists Suzy Campbell and Robert Katkowsky, breathed new life into the masterwork, replacing its starched, abstract look with a more literal, squalid one.