[eks-huh-ley-shuh n, ek-suh-]
Origin of exhalation
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Examples from the Web for exhalation
It carries in its bosom all the energies of the past, yet is itself an exhalation of the morning.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Inhalation and exhalation should be gradual and natural, not spasmodic.The Ontario High School Reader
This is the higher and more obvious degree of the function of exhalation.Popular Education
During the exhalation be sure to keep the upper chest still.The Woman Beautiful
Helen Follett Stevans
He considered the stars to be fed by exhalation from the Earth.
Word Origin and History for exhalation
late 14c., from Latin exhalationem (nominative exhalatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exhalare (see exhale).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The act or an instance of breathing out.expiration
- The giving forth of gas or vapor.
- Something, such as air or vapor, that is exhaled.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- The act of breathing out air. During exhalation, the diaphragm relaxes and moves upward, causing compression of the lungs and an outward flow of air. Also called expiration Compare inhalation.
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