inhaler

noun
in·​hal·​er | \in-ˈhā-lər \

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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This is how medicines like asthma inhalers are able to penetrate into the lungs. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "These new vape companies want you to inhale ... vitamins," 24 Oct. 2018 Officers found prescriptions for Klor-Con, Bupropion, Lisinopril and Spironolactone on a table in Evelyn Craft’s room as well as an inhaler for Spiriva. Raisa Habersham, ajc, "Cops: Woman fatally stabbed mother, waited 4 hours to call Gwinnett police," 28 June 2018 Unlike the Zenomics patch, the Afrezza inhaler can’t test your glucose levels. Mike Feibus, USA TODAY, "Afraid of needles? These start-ups are working on alternatives," 8 July 2018 The two 7th grade girls attending Schrade Middle School in Garland, TX, are now facing up to 30 days in alternative school for sharing the inhaler. Alexis Hobbs, Woman's Day, "Student Saves Friend's Life After An Asthma Attack; Both of Them Are Promptly Suspended," 15 Jan. 2016 Froome is an asthmatic, and uses a salbutamol inhaler, as do a number of other cyclists. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, "The Chris Froome Ruling Just Broke Anti-Doping," 3 July 2018 Total out-of-pocket costs for patients were highest for brand-name insulin, cholesterol drugs, and asthma inhalers. BostonGlobe.com, "Feds: Skimping can’t save seniors from rising med cost," 4 June 2018 His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control. CBS News, "Puerto Rico struggles with jump in asthma cases after hurricane Maria," 18 June 2018 His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control. NBC News, "Puerto Rico faces a spike in asthma cases following Hurricane Maria," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of inhaler

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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inhaler

noun

English Language Learners Definition of inhaler

medical : a device used for inhaling a medicine

inhaler

noun
in·​hal·​er | \in-ˈhā-lər \

Kids Definition of inhaler

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

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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