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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

  2. Origin: [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.]

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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. Jen Ramsey:

    Inhale love, exhale fear.

  2. Sana Dabbas:

    Inhale my exhale and slip into ecstasy.

  3. William J. Clinton:

    I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.

  4. Adlai Stevenson:

    Adulation is all right if you don't inhale.

  5. Adlai Ewing Stevenson:

    Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.

Images & Illustrations of inhale

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