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inhale

[ in-heyl ]
/ 瑟n藞he瑟l /
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verb (used with object), in路haled, in路hal路ing.
to breathe in; draw in by breathing: to inhale the polluted air.
verb (used without object), in路haled, in路hal路ing.
to breathe in, especially the smoke of cigarettes, cigars, etc.: Do you inhale when you smoke?
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Origin of inhale

First recorded in 1715鈥25; in-2 + (ex)hale

OTHER WORDS FROM inhale

un路in路haled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inhale

inhale
/ (瑟n藞he瑟l) /

verb
to draw (breath) into the lungs; breathe in

Word Origin for inhale

C18: from in- 虏 + Latin hal膩re to breathe
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Medical definitions for inhale

inhale
[ 沫n-h膩l ]

v.
To breathe in; inspire.
To draw something such as smoke or a medicinal mist into the lungs by breathing; inspire.
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