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inhale

[ in-heyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF inhale

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INHALE

Not because, as some people tell you, they are made of inferior tobacco, but because you inhale them.

Is it not an ardent desire to inhale a portion of the being we love?

That the dead may arise and inhale the incense of offerings.

Why, you would cease to inhale the breath of life itself, for his sake.

Let me for a while inhale the breath of an invigorating literature.

It does not follow, however, that because this gas is formed we are obliged to inhale it.

His bosom seemed to inhale not air but the strength of eternal youth and gladness.

Never cover a child's head, so that it will inhale the air of its own lungs.

"It's awful the way I inhale," said Slops with a melancholy sigh.

He sprang from his bed, and opened the window to inhale the fresh air.

WORD ORIGIN

1725, "to breathe in," back-formation from inhalation or else from Latin inhalare "breathe upon," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + halare "breathe." Related: Inhaled; inhaling. Current sense is because the word was taken as the opposite of exhale. Slang sense of "eat rapidly" is recorded from 1924. As a noun, by 1934. Related: Inhaled; inhaling.

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