Definition of inhale
1 : to draw in by breathing
2 : to take in eagerly or greedily inhaled about four meals at once — Ring Lardner
: to breathe in
inhale\in-ˈhāl, ˈin-ˌhāl\ noun
Examples of inhale in a Sentence
This medicine can now be inhaled.
She inhaled the fresh country air.
He inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly, trying to relax.
After inhaling their dinner, the children ran out the door without even saying goodbye.
Recent Examples of inhale from the Web
The prohibition was ignored to ill effect on Aug. 11, 2003, when two workers at PF-4 inhaled plutonium after a sudden reaction between that material, organic cheesecloth, and acid.
Company officials say no asbestos — a substance known to cause cancer if inhaled — has been detected in the air near the explosion site.
The big ones, however, catch it and inhale it with no problem.
Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton just last week investigated the death of an adult victim who was inhaling 10 to 12 cans of inhalant day.
In July 2014, Carter’s boyfriend, 18-year-old Conrad Roy III, sat in his black Ford F-250 in a Kmart parking lot and committed suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.
The actress, who has been married to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher, also shared a Snapchat video of herself at the dentist’s office which led to Fallon inviting her to inhale helium and speak in a weird high voice about her new movie.
Then inhale deeply and hold that breath as well, but only for about 10 seconds.
Law enforcement could end up being victims of an overdose by accidentally touching or even inhaling a small amount of the powerful drug.
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Origin and Etymology of inhale
in- + exhale
First Known Use: 1725See Words from the same year
INHALE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of inhale for English Language Learners
: to breathe in
: to eat or drink (something) very quickly
INHALE Defined for Kids
Definition of inhale for Students
1 : to draw in by breathing I inhaled the fresh air.
2 : to breathe in
Medical Definition of inhale
transitive verb: to draw in by breathing
intransitive verb: to breathe in
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