What does exhale mean?

Definitions for exhale
ɛksˈheɪl, ɛkˈseɪlex·hale

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exhale, expire, breathe outverb

    expel air

    "Exhale when you lift the weight"

  2. exhale, give forth, emanateverb

    give out (breath or an odor)

    "The chimney exhales a thick smoke"


  1. exhaleverb

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

  2. exhaleverb

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

  3. exhaleverb

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exhaleverb

    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. Exhaleverb

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

  3. Exhaleverb

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

  4. Etymology: [L. exhalare; ex out + halare to breathe; cf.F. exhaler. Cf. Inhale.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exhale

    egz-hāl′, v.t. to emit or send out as vapour: to evaporate.—v.i. to rise or be given off as vapour.—adjs. Exhal′able, that can be exhaled; Exhal′ant, having the quality of exhaling.—n. Exhalā′tion, act or process of exhaling: evaporation: that which is exhaled: vapour: steam. [Fr. exhaler—L. exhalāreex, out, halāre, -ātum, to breathe.]

  2. Exhale

    egz-hāl′, v.t. to draw out: (Shak.) to cause to flow. [Pfx. ex-, and hale, to draw.]

Editors Contribution

  1. exhale

    A natural process within the body of an animal or human to cause air to move from the lungs out through the mouth.

    To exhale easily is a gift in itself, its a mechanism of our breathing.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 2, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhale in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exhale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of exhale in a Sentence

  1. Julie Pressman:

    That's what's important in life -- miracles, right ? i can finally exhale.

  2. Brian Kilmeade:

    I understand our audience, i do hope the show is a little different, I’m trying to bring in new guests and I’m going out of my way to find some common ground with people and understand that people need to exhale and lower the temperature.

  3. Andrew Pavia:

    Consistency over a long enough period to determine a true trend is key, the bottom line is that we need several more days of data before we can exhale in those jurisdictions.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    I can only say, based on my personal experience, that if you’re sitting cross-legged, on the yoga mat, and you’re doing it and you’re really trying to inhale, and hold it and then have a long exhale, it is very relaxing.

  5. Andrea Dworkin:

    By the time we are women, fear is as familiar to us as air. It is our element. We live in it, we inhale it, we exhale it, and most of the time we do not even notice it. Instead of I am afraid, we say, I don't want to, or I don't know how, or I can't.

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