Definition of Exhalation

1. Noun. Exhaled breath.

Exact synonyms: Halitus
Generic synonyms: Breath
Specialized synonyms: Halitosis
Derivative terms: Exhale, Exhale

2. Noun. The act of expelling air from the lungs.
Exact synonyms: Breathing Out, Expiration
Group relationships: Breathing, External Respiration, Respiration, Ventilation
Specialized synonyms: Huffing, Puffing, Snorting, Blow, Puff, Wind
Generic synonyms: Breath
Derivative terms: Exhale, Expire

Definition of Exhalation

1. n. The act or process of exhaling, or sending forth in the form of steam or vapor; evaporation.

Definition of Exhalation

1. Noun. The act or process of exhaling, or sending forth in the form of steam or vapor; evaporation. ¹

2. Noun. That which is exhaled, or which rises in the form of vapor, fume, or steam; effluvium; emanation; as, exhalations from the earth or flowers, decaying matter, etc. ¹

3. Noun. A bright phenomenon; a meteor. ¹

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Definition of Exhalation

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Medical Definition of Exhalation

1. 1. Breathing out. Synonym: expiration. 2. The giving forth of gas or vapor. 3. Any exhaled or emitted gas or vapor. Origin: L. Ex-halo, pp. -halatus, to breathe out (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exhalation

exfoliation of lens
exfoliation syndrome
exfoliative dermatitis
exfoliative gastritis
exhalation (current term)
exhaust fan
exhaust fumes
exhaust hood

Literary usage of Exhalation

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1. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1841)
"To the class of internal exhalations belong: I. The serous exhalation. 2. The serous exhalation of the cellular membrane. 3. ..."

2. The Vegetable World: Being a History of Plants, with Their Botanical by Louis Figuier (1869)
"Vegetation presents in exhalation, respiration, and circulation of the sap in ... exhalation. exhalation in plants is performed by the leaves and branches. ..."

3. A Text-book of Human Physiology by Austin Flint (1888)
"Composition of the air—Consumption of oxygen—exhalation of carbon dioxide—Relations between the quantity of oxygen consumed and the quantity of carbon ..."

4. The Physiology of Man: Designed to Represent the Existing State of by Austin Flint (1866)
"... increased proportion of oxygen in the atmosphere—Temperature of the expired air—exhalation of carbonic acid—Influence of age—Influence of sex—Influence ..."

5. The Physiology of Man by Austin Flint (1874)
"... in the atmosphere—Temperature of the expired air—exhalation of carbonic ... acid exhaled—exhalation of watery vapor—exhalation of ammonia—exhalation of ..."

6. Principles of Comparative Physiology by William Benjamin Carpenter (1854)
"The quantity of fluid lost by exhalation, though ultimately pendent upon the degree of ... On the contrary, it is chiefly by the activity of exhalation, ..."

7. A Manual of Zoology by Henri Milne-Edwards (1856)
"The process bears to simple exhalation the relation which digestion does to absorption. exhalation. § 146. The walls of the bloodvessels are permeable to ..."

8. Elements of Physiology by Anthelme Richerand (1819)
"Thus, the arterial exhalation which takes place, throughout the whole extent of the internal ... The term exhalation, which is applied to this secretion, ..."

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