Definition of Inhale

1. Verb. Draw deep into the lungs in by breathing. "Clinton smoked marijuana but never inhaled"

Generic synonyms: Smoke
Derivative terms: Inhalant, Inhalant, Inhalation, Inhalation



2. Verb. Draw in (air). "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
Exact synonyms: Breathe In, Inspire
Generic synonyms: Breathe, Respire, Suspire, Take A Breath
Specialized synonyms: Aspirate, Sniff, Sniffle, Snivel, Snuffle, Snuff, Drag, Draw, Puff, Huff, Snort
Antonyms: Exhale
Derivative terms: Inhalant, Inhalant, Inhalation, Inhalator, Inspiration, Inspiratory

Definition of Inhale

1. v. t. To breathe or draw into the lungs; to inspire; as, to inhale air; -- opposed to exhale.

Definition of Inhale

1. Verb. (intransitive) To draw air into the lungs, through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To draw air or any form of gas (either in a pure form, or mixed with small particles in form of aerosols/smoke -sometimes stemming from a medicament) into the lungs, through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To eat very quickly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inhale

1. to take into the lungs [v -HALED, -HALING, -HALES]

Medical Definition of Inhale

1. To breathe or draw into the lungs; to inspire; as, to inhale air; opposed to exhale. "Martin was walking forth to inhale the fresh breeze of the evening." (Arbuthnot) Origin: L. Inhalare to breathe upon; pref. In- in + halare to breathe: cf. F. Inhaler. Cf. Exhale. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inhale

inhalation anaesthesia
inhalation anaesthetic
inhalation analgesia
inhalation anesthesia
inhalation anesthetic
inhalation anthrax
inhalation exposure
inhalation general anaesthetic
inhalation general anesthetic
inhalation therapy
inhalational
inhalational injury
inhalations
inhalator
inhalators
inhale (current term)
inhaled
inhalent
inhaler
inhalers
inhales
inhalest
inhaleth
inhaling
inhance
inhancement
inharmonic
inharmonical
inharmonicities
inharmonicity

Literary usage of Inhale

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The resident in Bombay who vanders to the Back Bay beach at sunset to inhale the fresh sea-breezes from Malabar Hill will there observe a congregation of ..."

2. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1855)
"Professor Skoda has found inhalation of the vapour of oil of turpentine successful. lie pours the oil on boiling water, and causes the patient to inhale the ..."

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