smoke inhalation

noun

: a serious injury caused by breathing a lot of smoke
Several survivors of the fire are suffering from smoke inhalation.

Examples of smoke inhalation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An elderly man was assisted in getting out of the building by fire rescue workers and received treatment on the scene for smoke inhalation. Michael Butler, Miami Herald, 28 May 2024 They were found alone and were suffering from smoke inhalation. Kendrick Calfee, Kansas City Star, 25 May 2024 One person was treated at the scene for minor smoke inhalation but no serious injuries have been reported. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 21 May 2024 Jennifer had been strangled to death and Michaela and Hayley died from smoke inhalation after Komisarjevsky doused the home with gasoline and set it on fire. Corin Cesaric, Peoplemag, 19 May 2024 Firefighters rescued a child who had been injured by burns and smoke inhalation from the basement of the home. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 1 May 2024 Since then, there have been at least 212 complaints, including 14 reports of fires and eight reports of burn injuries on the hands or arms, as well as smoke inhalation. Anne Marie Lee, CBS News, 16 May 2024 One resident was later transferred off the island to McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey for smoke inhalation, the chief told the Free Press. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 9 May 2024 According to court documents, per the release, one of the children died from stab wounds to the chest, while the second child died from smoke inhalation from the fire. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024

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“Smoke inhalation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoke%20inhalation. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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