inhaler

noun
in·​hal·​er | \ in-ˈhā-lər How to pronounce inhaler (audio) \

Definition of inhaler

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 Shari Duncan is trying to avoid her mom’s fate – dying with her inhaler in her hand. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "'We Lived It': Mom of 'asthma family' is petrified of COVID-19," 4 Feb. 2021 And there's a personal element: Growing up, Regan had a respiratory condition that required him to use an inhaler, a consequence of heavily polluting factories and power plants in Eastern North Carolina. Matthew Daly, Star Tribune, "Biden EPA nominee vows 'sense of urgency' on climate change," 3 Feb. 2021 And there's a personal element: Growing up, Regan had a respiratory condition that required him to use an inhaler, a consequence of heavily polluting factories and power plants in Eastern North Carolina. Matthew Daly, ajc, "Biden EPA nominee vows 'sense of urgency' on climate change," 3 Feb. 2021 So be prepared with this handy nasal inhaler to help alleviate congestion, dryness and other symptoms. Noelle Ike, CNN Underscored, "33 genius ways to spend your FSA dollars before they expire," 22 Dec. 2020 Founded in 1943, PA’s recent work includes the Virgin Hyperloop, advances in gene therapy manufacturing with Ori Biotech, an inhaler used in tuberculosis research and a failure-predicting tool for public utilities. Paul O'donnell, Dallas News, "Dallas-based Jacobs’ investment puts $2.4 billion value on innovation firm," 30 Nov. 2020 Chloe uses a wheelchair, an inhaler and her watchful instincts to cope with her physical challenges. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘American Horror Story’ star Sarah Paulson tries a little tenderness, motherwise in ‘Run’ (review)," 19 Nov. 2020 Perfect for storing their phone/wallet/inhaler, this compact option from Baggu comes in seven colors and patterns and can be worn around the waist or slung over the shoulder. Courtney Thompson, CNN Underscored, "37 gifts even the coolest teens will love," 3 Dec. 2020 After health care providers gave him some intravenous fluids, took a chest X-ray and prescribed steroids and an inhaler, he was sent home. Julie Washington, cleveland, "‘It is like a black cloud hanging over our home’: Faces From the Front Lines of Coronavirus," 26 Nov. 2020

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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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10 Feb 2021

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“Inhaler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inhaler. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce inhaler (audio) \

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 How to pronounce inhaler (audio) \

Medical Definition of inhaler

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

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