exhalation

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noun ex·ha·la·tion \ˌeks-hə-ˈlā-shən, ˌek-sə-\

Definition of exhalation

  1. 1 :  something exhaled or given off :  emanation

  2. 2 :  an act of exhaling

Recent Examples of exhalation from the Web

  • Just bite the mouthpiece when the mountain starts to tumble, then wait for the snow to settle; the tube takes in fresh air through the vest's front and vents your exhalations safely behind you – no ice mask, no rapid death.

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14th Century

First Known Use of exhalation

14th century


Medical Dictionary

exhalation

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noun ex·ha·la·tion \ˌeks-(h)ə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of exhalation

  1. 1:  the action of forcing air out of the lungs

  2. 2:  something (as the breath) that is exhaled or given off



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