Definition of breatharian in English:



  • A person who believes that it is possible, through meditation, to reach a level of consciousness where one can obtain all sustenance from the air or sunlight.

    ‘At the site, you'll find the most extreme diet-claimers of all, the ‘breatharians,’ who claim to subsist on nothing but air and light.’
    • ‘Some become breatharians, like the stigmatic who said ‘one can live on the Holy Breath alone.’’
    • ‘To put it another way, science also rejects the flat-earthers, the breatharians and the creationists.’
    • ‘In Queensland, the ‘breatharian’ movement is well known.’
    • ‘I wasn't too excited at yet another ‘breatharian’ claim.’



/breˈTHerēən/ /brɛˈθɛriən/ /brēˈT͟Herēən/ /briˈðɛriən/


1970s from breath+ -arian, after vegetarian.