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

Nearby words

  1. inhalation anesthesia,
  2. inhalation anesthetic,
  3. inhalation therapy,
  4. inhalator,
  5. inhale,
  6. inhambane,
  7. inhance,
  8. inharmonic,
  9. inharmonious,
  10. inharmony

Origin of inhaler

First recorded in 1770–80; inhale + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inhaler



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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Medicine definitions for inhaler




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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