Definition of Exhale

1. Verb. Expel air. "Exhale when you lift the weight"

Exact synonyms: Breathe Out, Expire
Generic synonyms: Breathe, Respire, Suspire, Take A Breath
Specialized synonyms: Snort, Blow
Derivative terms: Exhalation, Exhalation, Expiration, Expiratory
Antonyms: Inhale

2. Verb. Give out (breath or an odor). "The chimney exhales a thick smoke"
Exact synonyms: Emanate, Give Forth
Generic synonyms: Breathe, Emit, Pass Off
Derivative terms: Emanation, Emanation, Exhalation

Definition of Exhale

1. v. t. To breathe out. Hence: To emit, as vapor; to send out, as an odor; to evaporate; as, the earth exhales vapor; marshes exhale noxious effluvia.

2. v. i. To rise or be given off, as vapor; to pass off, or vanish.

Definition of Exhale

1. Verb. (intransitive) To expel air from the lungs through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To pass off in the form of vapour; to emerge. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To expel (something) from the lungs by action of the diaphragm. ¹

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Definition of Exhale

1. to expel air or vapor [v -HALED, -HALING, -HALES]

Medical Definition of Exhale

1. 1. To breathe out. Hence: To emit, as vapor; to send out, as an odour; to evaporate; as, the earth exhales vapor; marshes exhale noxious effluvia. "Less fragrant scents the unfolding rose exhales." (Pope) 2. To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapor; as, the sum exhales the moisture of the earth. Origin: L. Exhalare; ex out + halare to breathe; cf.F. Exhaler. Cf. Inhale. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Exhale

exfoliative dermatitis
exfoliative gastritis
exhale (current term)
exhaust fan
exhaust fumes
exhaust hood
exhaust manifold
exhaust pipe
exhaust pipes

Literary usage of Exhale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"Emu is used to express a more positive effort to send out; exhale and evaporate designate the natural and progressive process of things; volcanoes emit fire ..."

2. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"... Here paus'da moment, while the gentle gale Convey'd that freshness the cool seas exhale. 1'OPI. After allowing the first fumes ami heat of their zeal to ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1802)
"By the blow-pipe, it melts into a black enamel,, and does not exhale any odour during the fusion. ..."

4. Folk-etymology: A Dictionary of Verbal Corruptions Or Words Perverted in by Abram Smythe Palmer (1882)
"Thus when Pistol defies Nym to mortal combat, and bids him draw his sword, he says— The grave doth gape, and doting death ig near ; Therefore exhale. ..."

5. The Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature edited by Samuel Emlen (1815)
"... on the Question whether the Manufactures which exhale a disagreeable odour can be injurious to health. Translated for the Eclectic Repertory, ..."

6. Tuberculosis as a Disease of the Masses and how to Combat it by Sigard Adolphus Knopf (1901)
"Hold the breath, counting four by tapping the chest four times with both hands, and at the fifth second start to exhale, bringing the hands and forearms ..."

7. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"... to exhale odour. G. duft, vapour, mist, evaporation, the fine exhalation of sweet-smelling bodies, scent. Skinner approaches the mark when he derives ..."

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