lung Definition

either of the two organs in the chest that you use for breathing.

Using lung: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "lung" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He has a disease that affects his lungs.

  • Example

    Smoking can damage your lungs.

  • Example

    The doctor listened to her lungs with a stethoscope.

lung Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for lung

  • pulmonary organ
  • respiratory organ

Phrases with lung

  • hold one's breath

    to stop breathing for a short time, usually because you are afraid or surprised


    I held my breath as I watched the acrobat perform the dangerous stunt.

  • catch one's breath

    to stop breathing for a moment because of surprise or shock


    She caught her breath when she saw the beautiful sunset.

  • to inhale deeply and then exhale slowly, often done to calm down or relax


    Before giving her speech, she took a deep breath to calm her nerves.


Summary: lung in Brief

A 'lung' [lʌŋ] is either of the two organs in the chest that people use for breathing. It is essential for respiration and can be affected by diseases like smoking-related illnesses. Phrases like 'hold one's breath' and 'take a deep breath' reflect the importance of lungs in everyday life.

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