inhale

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verb in·hale \in-ˈhāl\

Definition of inhale

inhaled

inhaling

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to draw in by breathing

  3. 2 :  to take in eagerly or greedily <inhaled about four meals at once — Ring Lardner>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to breathe in

inhale

\in-ˈ, ˈin-ˌ\ noun

Examples of inhale in a sentence

  1. This medicine can now be inhaled.

  2. She inhaled the fresh country air.

  3. He inhaled deeply and exhaled slowly, trying to relax.

  4. After inhaling their dinner, the children ran out the door without even saying goodbye.

Origin and Etymology of inhale

in- + exhale


First Known Use: 1725


INHALE Defined for English Language Learners

inhale

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verb in·hale \in-ˈhāl\

Definition of inhale for English Language Learners

  • : to breathe in

  • : to eat or drink (something) very quickly


INHALE Defined for Kids

inhale

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verb in·hale \in-ˈhāl\

Definition of inhale for Students

inhaled

inhaling

  1. 1 :  to draw in by breathing <I inhaled the fresh air.>

  2. 2 :  to breathe in


Medical Dictionary

inhale

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verb in·hale \in-ˈhā(ə)l\

Medical Definition of inhale

inhaled

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inhaling

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to draw in by breathing

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to breathe in



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