The word “breathes” is a verb meaning “to breathe” or “to get oxygen.”
We use the word to describe what happens when we exhale.
We use it to describe the sensation that occurs when we breathe in and out.
We also use it in an adjective to describe something that is “breathable.”
But what does “brought to life” mean?
Can you really call someone a “buzzbuzz” or a “Buzzinator” in an English class?
That depends on what you’re talking about.
A new study published in the journal Psychological Science found that a class assignment that included the word “Breathes,” or an adjective with that word, had an effect on how students understood words.
What’s more, the word itself was associated with positive feelings.
For instance, if you said that a buzzbuzz was something that “browsed” during class, students perceived the word as more positive than if you used the word just to describe a buzz.
The researchers say that their results “prove that words have significant influence on students’ perceptions and beliefs about their own language, language use, and the role of language in communication.”
The research was conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge.
The team included researchers from the U.K. National University of Singapore and the University at Albany, New York.
It was funded by the Wellcome Trust.
It’s available online here.
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