[eks-huh-ley-shuh n, ek-suh-]
something that is exhaled; vapor; emanation.
Origin of exhalation
1350–1400; Middle English exalacion
< Latin exhālātiōn-
(stem of exhālātiō
). See exhale
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for exhalations
Historical Examples of exhalations
A portion of these exhalations, however, proceed from the lungs.
And a weed is no worse than a weed, however noxious or deadly its exhalations.
The roars of wild beasts, catching the exhalations of people, grew louder.
A celestial fragrance mingled with the first exhalations of the verdure.
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 American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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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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