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exhale

[ eks-heyl, ek-seyl ]
/ 蓻ks藞he瑟l, 蓻k藞se瑟l /
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verb (used without object), ex路haled, ex路hal路ing.
to emit breath or vapor; breathe out.
to pass off as vapor; pass off as an effluence.
verb (used with object), ex路haled, ex路hal路ing.
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.
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Origin of exhale

1350鈥1400; Middle English exalen<Latin exh膩l膩re, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + h膩l膩re to breathe

OTHER WORDS FROM exhale

un路ex路haled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exhale

exhale
/ (蓻ks藞he瑟l, 瑟伞藞ze瑟l) /

verb
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

Derived forms of exhale

exhalable, adjectiveexhalation, noun

Word Origin for exhale

C14: from Latin exh膩l膩re to breathe out, from h膩l膩re to breathe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for exhale

exhale
[ 臅ks-h膩l, 臅k-s膩l ]

v.
To breathe out.
To emit a gas, vapor, or odor.
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