Definition of exhale
1 : to rise or be given off as vapor
2 : to emit breath or vapor
1a : to breathe out she exhaled a sighb : to give forth (gaseous matter) : emit
2 archaic : to cause to be emitted in vapor
Examples of exhale in a sentence
She inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly, trying to relax.
before answering, the suspect exhaled a cloud of cigarette smoke
Origin and Etymology of exhale
Middle English exalen, from Latin exhalare, from ex- + halare to breathe
First Known Use: 14th century
EXHALE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exhale for English Language Learners
: to breathe out
EXHALE Defined for Kids
Definition of exhale for Students
1 : to breathe out
2 : to send forth : give off The pipe exhaled thick smoke.
Medical Definition of exhale
intransitive verb: to emit breath or vapor
transitive verb: to breathe out
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