inhale


in·hale

verb \in-ˈhāl\

: to breathe in

: to eat or drink (something) very quickly

in·haledin·hal·ing

Full Definition of INHALE

transitive verb
1
:  to draw in by breathing
2
:  to take in eagerly or greedily <inhaled about four meals at once — Ring Lardner>
intransitive verb
:  to breathe in
in·hale \in-ˈ, ˈin-ˌ\ noun

Examples of INHALE

  1. This medicine can now be inhaled.
  2. She inhaled the fresh country air.
  3. He inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly, trying to relax.
  4. After inhaling their dinner, the children ran out the door without even saying goodbye.

Origin of INHALE

in- + exhale
First Known Use: 1725

Related to INHALE

Synonyms
bolt, cram, devour, glut [archaic], gorge, gormandize, gulp, ingurgitate, gobble, raven, scarf, scoff, slop, wolf

in·hale

verb \in-ˈhā(ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)
in·haledin·hal·ing

Medical Definition of INHALE

transitive verb
: to draw in by breathing
intransitive verb
: to breathe in

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