inhaler

[ in-hey-ler ]
/ ɪnˈheɪ lər /

noun

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

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Origin of inhaler

First recorded in 1770–80; inhale + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for inhaler

inhaler
/ (ɪnˈheɪlə) /

noun

a device for breathing in therapeutic vapours through the nose or mouth, esp one for relieving nasal congestion or asthma
a person who inhales
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Medical definitions for inhaler

inhaler
[ ĭn-hālər ]

n.

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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