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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inhale(verb)

    draw deep into the lungs in by breathing

    "Clinton smoked marijuana but never inhaled"

  2. inhale, inspire, breathe in(verb)

    draw in (air)

    "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"


  1. inhale(Verb)

    To draw air into the lungs, through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm.

  2. inhale(Verb)

    To draw air or any form of gas (either in a pure form, or mixed with small particles in form of aerosols/smoke -sometimes stemming from a medicament) into the lungs, through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm.

  3. inhale(Verb)

    To eat very quickly.

    The hungry child inhaled her meal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inhale(verb)

    to breathe or draw into the lungs; to inspire; as, to inhale air; -- opposed to exhale

    Etymology: [L. inhalare to breathe upon; pref. in- in + halare to breathe: cf. F. inhaler. Cf. Exhale.]


  1. Inhale

    "Inhale" is a song by American alternative metal band Stone Sour, featured on their 2002 debut album Stone Sour. Released as the third single by the band in July 2003, the song charted at number 18 on the American Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, while reaching number 63 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 2004 ceremony, losing out to Metallica's "St. Anger".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inhale

    in-hāl′, v.t. to draw in the breath, to draw into the lungs, as air.—adjs. Inhā′lant, Inhā′lent.—ns. Inhalā′tion, the drawing into the lungs, as air, or fumes; Inhal′er. [L. inhalāre, to breathe upon—in, upon, halāre, to breathe.]

Editors Contribution

  1. inhale

    A natural process within the body of an animal or human to cause air to move in through the nose to the lungs.

    When we inhale air moves through our nose to our lungs.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 2, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inhale in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inhale in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of inhale in a Sentence

  1. Amesh Adalja:

    A lot of that material from the birth or the spontaneous abortion or miscarriage of the livestock can transmit it. The main way that people get it is because they inhale material from the birthing of a livestock animal, that’s why you have to take certain precautions when you are working with a cow in the birthing process to make sure that you don’t inhale the material from the birth that may contain the Q fever bacteria.

  2. Firefighter Milan Miranda:

    Every fire is a challenge, especially when we lack equipment like breathing apparatus so we inhale smoke and endure the heat, risking our health and lives, but this is the career given to me by God.

  3. Nada Kassem:

    In addition to inhaling toxicants and carcinogens found in the hookah tobacco smoke, hookah smokers, and non-smokers who socialize with them, also inhale large quantities of charcoal combustion-generated toxic and carcinogenic emissions.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    You’re supposed to shut your eyes, I don’t want to shut my eyes on national television, 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. Laura Jaworski:

    Inhale possibility, exhale creativity.

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