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  1. an apparatus or device used in inhaling medicinal vapors, anesthetics, etc.
  2. a respirator.
  3. a person who inhales.

Origin of inhaler

First recorded in 1770–80; inhale + -er1
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  1. a device for breathing in therapeutic vapours through the nose or mouth, esp one for relieving nasal congestion or asthma
  2. a person who inhales
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inhaler in Medicine


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  1. A device that produces a vapor to ease breathing or is used to medicate by inhalation, especially a small nasal applicator containing a volatile medicament.inhalator
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