breathalyse

breathalyse
breathalyser (US trademark Breathalyzer) NOUN a device used by police for measuring the amount of alcohol in a driver's breath.
DERIVATIVES breathalyse (US breathalyze) verb.
ORIGIN blend of BREATH(Cf. ↑breath) and ANALYSE(Cf. ↑analyser).

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  • breathalyse — BrE breathalize AmE verb (T) to make someone breathe into a special piece of equipment in order to see if they have drunk too much alcohol …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • breathalyse — UK [ˈbreθəˌlaɪz] / US a British spelling of breathalyze …   English dictionary

  • breathalyse — /ˈbrɛθəlaɪz / (say brethuhluyz) verb (t) to administer a breath test to (someone) …  

  • breathalyse — verb test someone s alcohol level in his blood by means of a breathalyzer • Syn: ↑breathalyze • Hypernyms: ↑check • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody …   Useful english dictionary

  • breathalysed — breathalyse (Brit.) v. use a breathlyser to test a motorist s breath for alcohol and determine if he/she is intoxicated (also breathalyze) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breathalyses — breathalyse (Brit.) v. use a breathlyser to test a motorist s breath for alcohol and determine if he/she is intoxicated (also breathalyze) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breathalysing — breathalyse (Brit.) v. use a breathlyser to test a motorist s breath for alcohol and determine if he/she is intoxicated (also breathalyze) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • breathalyze — reathalyze v. to test the alcohol content of someone s blood by means of a breathalyzer. Syn: breathalyse. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • breathalyze — [[t]bre̱θəlaɪz[/t]] breathalyzes, breathalyzing, breathalyzed VERB: usu passive If the driver of a car is breathalyzed by the police, they ask him or her to breathe into a special bag or device in order to test whether he or she has drunk too… …   English dictionary

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