Definitions for exhaleɛksˈheɪl, ɛkˈseɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•haleɛksˈheɪl, ɛkˈseɪl(v.)-haled, -hal•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to emit breath or vapor; breathe out.

    Category: Physiology

  2. to pass off as vapor; pass off as an effluence.

  3. (v.t.)to breathe out; emit (air, vapor, sound, etc.).

    Category: Physiology

  4. to give off as vapor.

  5. to draw out as a vapor or effluence; evaporate.

Origin of exhale:

1350–1400; < L exhālāre=ex-ex -1+hālāre to emit (vapor)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhale, expire, breathe out(verb)

    expel air

    "Exhale when you lift the weight"

  2. exhale, give forth, emanate(verb)

    give out (breath or an odor)

    "The chimney exhales a thick smoke"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. exhale(verb)ɛksˈheɪl, ɛkˈseɪl

    ≠ inhale

Wiktionary

  1. exhale(Verb)

    To expel air from the lungs through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm.

  2. exhale(Verb)

    To pass off in the form of vapour; to emerge.

  3. exhale(Verb)

    To expel (something) from the lungs by action of the diaphragm.

  4. Origin: From exhaler, from exhalare, from + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhale(verb)

    to breathe out. Hence: To emit, as vapor; to send out, as an odor; to evaporate; as, the earth exhales vapor; marshes exhale noxious effluvia

  2. Exhale(verb)

    to draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapor; as, the sum exhales the moisture of the earth

  3. Exhale(verb)

    to rise or be given off, as vapor; to pass off, or vanish

Freebase

  1. Exhale (Shoop Shoop)

    "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)" is a song by American recording artist Whitney Houston, featured on the soundtrack for the film Waiting to Exhale. It was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on November 7, 1995, by Arista Records. The song was written and produced by Babyface. A mid-tempo R&B ballad, composed in the key of C major, the song's lyrics speaks about growing up and learning to let go. The song garnered mostly positive reviews from critics, many of whom noted Houston's vocal maturity in the song. In the United States, it became the third single to debut on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in Billboard's history, and Houston's eleventh number one single. It was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of one million copies. The song also reached number one in Canada and Spain, and the top 10 in Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Sweden. Additionally, it peaked within the top 20 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.


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exhale(verb)

to breathe out.

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