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exhale

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verb ex·hale \eks-ˈhāl, ek-ˈsāl\

Simple Definition of exhale

  • : to breathe out

Full Definition of exhale

ex·haledex·hal·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to rise or be given off as vapor

  3. 2 :  to emit breath or vapor

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to breathe out <she exhaled a sigh> b :  to give forth (gaseous matter) :  emit

  6. 2 archaic :  to cause to be emitted in vapor

Examples of exhale

  1. She inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly, trying to relax.

  2. <before answering, the suspect exhaled a cloud of cigarette smoke>



Origin of exhale

Middle English exalen, from Latin exhalare, from ex- + halare to breathe


First Known Use: 14th century


EXHALE Defined for Kids

exhale

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verb ex·hale \eks-ˈhāl\

Definition of exhale

ex·haledex·hal·ing

  1. 1 :  to breathe out

  2. 2 :  to send forth :  give off <The pipe exhaled thick smoke.>




Medical Dictionary

exhale

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verb ex·hale \eks-ˈ(h)ā(ə)l\

Medical Definition of exhale

ex·haledex·hal·ing

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to emit breath or vapor

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to breathe out





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