Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not fit or suitable to be breathed.

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  • adjective Describes air, or other mixture of gases, that are not suitable for a person to breathe.

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Examples

  • Far beyond human stench and waste to unbreathable.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • After all the fish have been killed; after all the trees have been cut down; after all the soil has eroded away; after the air becomes unbreathable; when we humans are forced to eat our money; then will we understand?

    Death by Plastic

  • Far beyond human stench and waste to unbreathable.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • Far beyond human stench and waste to unbreathable.

    Darkness Becomes Her

  • After all the fish have been killed; after all the trees have been cut down; after all the soil has eroded away; after the air becomes unbreathable; when we humans are forced to eat our money; then will we understand?

    Death by Plastic » E-Mail

  • These are the same folks who oohed and ahhed over the multi-billion dollar Beijing Olympics venues while ignoring the air that was unbreathable.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » The Timeless Appeal of Triumphalism

  • The noise in the tunnel was deafening, the dust-filled air practically unbreathable, and in some places the rock drilled out ahead had to be scooped up by hand, passed under the stomach, and kicked back with the feet to men with buckets who, in turn, had to squirm back to the face of the cliff to dump their loads.

    Colossus

  • The noise in the tunnel was deafening, the dust-filled air practically unbreathable, and in some places the rock drilled out ahead had to be scooped up by hand, passed under the stomach, and kicked back with the feet to men with buckets who, in turn, had to squirm back to the face of the cliff to dump their loads.

    Colossus

  • “If America was a person, — and it sat down, — Lancaster town would be plunged into a Darkness unbreathable.”

    Making Light: We Await Silent Tristero’s Empire Nuku Nuku

  • Whether our climate is cooler or warmer won't matter at all if our air is unbreathable, if there is no biodiversity, if there isn't enough food to feed all the people we have (over) populated the planet with, etc.

    What If...?

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