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
Psychologically, exhaling releases more power in the shot.
Hugs were exchanged, screams were exhaled — euphoria ran amok.
Most people haven’t exhaled deeply enough recently to get rid of stale air.
Hydrogen required would come to 56 pounds, while food would total 46 pounds, and lithium hydroxide (LiOH) for absorbing carbon dioxide exhaled by the astronauts would amount to 80 pounds.
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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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