inhaler

noun in·hal·er \ in-ˈhā-lər \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of inhaler

1 : a device by means of which medicinal material is inhaled
  • an asthma inhaler
2 : one that inhales

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First Known Use of inhaler

1778

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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INHALER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of inhaler for English Language Learners

  • medical : a device used for inhaling a medicine


INHALER Defined for Kids

inhaler

noun in·hal·er \ in-ˈhā-lər \

Definition of inhaler for Students

: a device used for breathing medicine into the lungs
  • An inhaler is used to treat asthma.

Medical Dictionary

inhaler

noun in·hal·er \ in-ˈhā-lər \

medical Definition of inhaler

: a device by means of which usually medicinal material is inhaled — compare inhalator


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