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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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., "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 Rescue workers shoved inhalers into mouths of small children. Rebecca Collard / Beirut, Time, "Trump Warns Missiles 'Will Be Coming' in Syria. It's Not Clear What That Will Achieve," 11 Apr. 2018 Among other duties, EMTs are trained to perform such services as bandaging and splinting, CPR, use of the automated external defibrillator, administer some medications and assist patients with inhalers. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 15 May 2018 The family travels with inhalers and a nebulizer, which administer medication when it is inhaled into the lungs. David Hernandez,, "A day of good-byes and clean up after the last caravan members enter the U.S.," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of inhaler

1778, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of inhaler was in 1778

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English Language Learners Definition of inhaler

medical : a device used for inhaling a medicine


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.


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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