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BREATH, med. juris. The air expelled from the chest at each expiration.
     2. Breathing, though a usual sign of life, is not conclusive that a child was wholly born alive, as breathing may take place before the whole delivery of the mother is complete. 5 Carr. & Payn, 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344. Vide Birth; Life; Infanticide.

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PRECAUTIONS breathe carefully and evenly do not hold breath at any point, if uncomfortable stop.
Humans can hold breath up to 20 minutes, longer than any other terrestrial animal," he added.
Butterfly pupae and beetles can hold their breath for hours, cockroaches, however, can only hold breath for five to seven minutes.