exhalant

adjective

ex·​hal·​ant eks-ˈhā-lənt How to pronounce exhalant (audio)
ek-ˈsā-
variants or exhalent
: bearing out or outward : emissive
an exhalant siphon of a clam

Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exhalant was in 1771

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Cite this Entry

“Exhalant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exhalant. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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