breatharian
n. A person who attempts to get all their nutritional needs from the air.
breatharianism n.

Example Citation:
'Breatharians' emulate ascetic saints who 'got all the nutrition they needed from the air,' Rhio explains. 'I've met some people who are trying to be doing it. They're doing it occasionally, but they're not at 100 per cent. Yet.'
—"'Live' food devotees shun cooking," The Toronto Star, January 28, 1998

Earliest Citation:
Blume chose the most rigorous of the group's dietary options and began subsisting almost entirely on the juice of raw wheat grass. He told his friends he wanted to become a 'breatharian,' a holy man who could live on air alone.
The Associated Press, October 14, 1979

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