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


  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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to breathe out.

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