[eks-huh-ley-shuh n, ek-suh-]
Origin of exhalation
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Examples from the Web for exhalations
A portion of these exhalations, however, proceed from the lungs.Popular Education
And a weed is no worse than a weed, however noxious or deadly its exhalations.Oklahoma Sunshine
Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
The roars of wild beasts, catching the exhalations of people, grew louder.Quo Vadis
A celestial fragrance mingled with the first exhalations of the verdure.Popular Tales
The other craters are similarly affected, but their exhalations are not so violent.
Word Origin and History for exhalations
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 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.