ex·​ha·​la·​tion | \ ˌeks-hə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce exhalation (audio) , ˌek-sə- \

Definition of exhalation

1 : something exhaled or given off : emanation
2 : an act of exhaling

Examples of exhalation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The solution was not exactly rocket science: Product designers simply removed the masks’ exhalation valve, and NIOSH in late 2020 approved the new models. Andrew Jacobs, BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2022 The solution was not exactly rocket science: Product designers simply removed the masks’ exhalation valve, and NIOSH in late 2020 approved the new models. New York Times, 3 July 2022 At the end of the exhalation, simply release the abdominal tension, so inhalation occurs as a reflex. Carol Kinsey Goman, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Beethoven’s Seventh served as an exuberant communal exhalation after years of conflict. Jason Mccool, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Jan. 2022 Plus, a quick exhalation is a lot more comfortable than a swab up the nose. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 When Chauvin was found guilty, there was exhalation and in some cases celebration, but there was also an unrelenting grief. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2021 N95s sometimes feature a valve to make inhalation and exhalation easier, but they're not required. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 7 Jan. 2022 With each exhalation, imagine that you are getting rid of any stress or fatigue that might prevent you from performing your best. Justin Cross, Outside Online, 12 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of exhalation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Exhalation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exhalation. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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ex·​ha·​la·​tion | \ ˌeks-(h)ə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce exhalation (audio) \

Medical Definition of exhalation

1 : the action of forcing air out of the lungs
2 : something (as the breath) that is exhaled or given off

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