inhaler

noun

in·​hal·​er in-ˈhā-lər How to pronounce inhaler (audio)
1
: a device by means of which medicinal material is inhaled
an asthma inhaler
2
: one that inhales

Examples of inhaler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019: Yet another Forsyth inmate, John Neville, had asthma and needed an inhaler, according to a federal lawsuit filed by his estate. Ryan Oehrli, Charlotte Observer, 20 Feb. 2024 Her younger son has since been diagnosed with asthma and needs to use an inhaler twice a day to keep his airways open. Brenda Goodman, CNN, 3 Feb. 2024 Mild cases can be resolved with a fast-acting inhaler, which instantly delivers medication that relaxes airway muscles and reduces inflammation. Jack Knudson, Discover Magazine, 12 Jan. 2024 Merck, which also made an inhaler for asthma, funded the American Academy of Pediatrics to train doctors about asthma diagnosis and prescribing, a Fox affiliate reported in 2010. Benjamin Mueller, New York Times, 9 Jan. 2024 Teens drink in a couple of party scenes (including having shots), and there are references to vaping and an inhaler full of vodka. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2024 Earlier this month, during his first game back after a twenty-five-game suspension from the N.B.A., Morant puffed on an inhaler, then gave his team life, scoring twenty-seven of his thirty-four points in the second half, including the two that won the game. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 29 Dec. 2023 In its place, the biopharmaceutical company will produce a generic version of the prescription inhaler featuring an identical formula and drug-delivery mechanism, GSK said in a statement last fall posted by the Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 29 Dec. 2023 Residents’ bills and price lists from a dozen facilities offer a glimpse of the charges: $12 for a blood pressure check; $50 per injection (more for insulin); $93 a month to order medications from a pharmacy not used by the facility; $315 a month for daily help with an inhaler. Jordan Rau, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of inhaler was in 1778

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Cite this Entry

“Inhaler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhaler. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

inhaler

noun
in·​hal·​er in-ˈhā-lər How to pronounce inhaler (audio)
1
: a device used in inhaling medicines (as those to treat asthma)
2
: one that inhales

Medical Definition

inhaler

noun
in·​hal·​er in-ˈhā-lər How to pronounce inhaler (audio)
: a device by means of which usually medicinal material is inhaled compare inhalator

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