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
Recent Examples of exhale from the Web
Nevada dispensaries and their customers can exhale this week as worries of a pot shortage go up in smoke.
Jamie Nieto opened the passenger door of his black SUV, slid his lanky 6-foot-4 frame to the edge of the seat, exhaled and studied his old friend: the walker.
Hold this breath for 3-5 seconds before exhaling through your mouth.
But more than half of the carbon humanity has exhaled into the atmosphere in its entire history has been emitted in just the past three decades; since the end of World War II, the figure is 85 percent.
Bentley said after regaining his composure, and then exhaling sharply.
Start by breathing deeply through the nose, then exhale widely, sticking out your tongue and sighing.
WASHINGTON — Republicans from the Philadelphia suburbs can exhale — at least for now.
Ultimately, the protests were denied and, for the first time in more than an hour, Johnson and his athletes could exhale.
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Origin and Etymology of exhale
Middle English exalen, from Latin exhalare, from ex- + halare to breathe
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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