- to emit breath or vapor; breathe out.
- to pass off as vapor; pass off as an effluence.
- to breathe out; emit (air, vapor, sound, etc.): to exhale a sigh.
- to give off as vapor: The engine exhaled steam.
- to draw out as a vapor or effluence; evaporate.
Origin of exhale
Examples from the Web for exhale
Changing the way you inhale and exhale can help you feel more relaxed, energized, or focused.
Then, exhale through a slightly open mouth as you count to four.
Like a gangster shooting in a Hays Code era motion picture, the inhale and the exhale are shown in separate shots.‘Silicon Valley’ and the Return of Stoner Television
April 10, 2014
Mom drew deeply on her cigarette, fingers shaking on the exhale.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’
April 8, 2014
Silently count to five on each inhale and exhale; continue for five to 15 minutes.5 Healthier Ways to Detox (That Aren’t Juice Cleanses)
February 20, 2014
She only, of the trio, could so exhale her soul in the very perfume of sound.The Princess Virginia
C. N. Williamson
What a pity that they are as evanescent as the bloom of these flowers and the fragrance they exhale!Ernest Linwood
Caroline Lee Hentz
To the Little Grey Woman he seemed to exhale youth from every pore.Once a Week
Alan Alexander Milne
I am soon to exhale from my flesh, like the spirit of a broken flower.The Ghost
William. D. O'Connor
It seemed to exhale from the land itself, a prolonged sigh as of deep fatigue.The Octopus
- to expel (breath, tobacco smoke, etc) from the lungs; breathe out
- to give off (air, vapour, fumes, etc) or (of air, vapour, etc) to be given off; emanate
Word Origin and History for exhale
c.1400, from Middle French exhaler (14c.), from Latin exhalare "breathe out, evaporate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + halare "breathe." Related: Exhaled; exhaling.
- To breathe out.
- To emit a gas, vapor, or odor.