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Exhale definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

EXHA'LE, v.t. egzha'le. [L. exhalo; ex and halo, to breathe, to send forth vapor.]
1. To send out; to emit; as vapor, or minute particles of a fluid or other substance. The rose exhales a fragrant odor. The earth exhales vapor. Marshes exhale noxious effluvia.
2. To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapor or minute particles; to evaporate. The sun exhales the moisture of the earth.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight" [syn: exhale, expire, breathe out] [ant: breathe in, inhale, inspire]
2: give out (breath or an odor); "The chimney exhales a thick smoke" [syn: exhale, give forth, emanate]

Merriam Webster's

verb (exhaled; exhaling) Etymology: Middle English exalen, from Latin exhalare, from ex- + halare to breathe Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to rise or be given off as vapor 2. to emit breath or vapor transitive verb 1. a. to breathe out <she exhaled a sigh> b. to give forth (gaseous matter) ; emit 2. archaic to cause to be emitted in vapor

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 tr. breathe out (esp. air or smoke) from the lungs. 2 tr. & intr. give off or be given off in vapour. Derivatives: exhalable adj. Etymology: ME f. OF exhaler f. L exhalare (as EX-(1), halare breathe)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Exhale Ex*hale", v. i. To rise or be given off, as vapor; to pass off, or vanish. Their inspiration exhaled in elegies. --Prescott.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Exhale Ex*hale", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exaled, p. pr. & vb. n.. Exaling.] [L. exhalare; ex out + halare to breathe; cf.F. exhaler. Cf. Inhale.] 1. 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. Less fragrant scents the unfolding rose exhales. --Pope. 2. To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapor; as, the sum exhales the moisture of the earth.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(exhales, exhaling, exhaled) When you exhale, you breathe out the air that is in your lungs. (FORMAL) Hold your breath for a moment and exhale... Wade exhaled a cloud of smoke and coughed. = breathe out ? inhale VERB: V, V n exhalation (exhalations) Milton let out his breath in a long exhalation. N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. Emit, evaporate, breathe, emit in vapor, throw off in effluvia. II. v. n. Fly off, pass off, be evaporated, be exhaled.

Moby Thesaurus

aerate, aerify, atomize, be aromatic, be redolent of, blow, blow off, breathe, breathe hard, breathe in, breathe out, carbonate, chlorinate, cough, discharge, distill, eject, emanate, emit, emit a smell, etherify, etherize, evacuate, evaporate, exhaust, expel, expire, fluidize, fractionate, fume, fumigate, gasify, gasp, give forth, give off, give out, give vent to, gulp, hack, hiccup, huff, hydrogenate, inhale, inspire, issue forth, let out, open the floodgates, open the sluices, oxygenate, pant, pass off, perfume, puff, reek, respire, send out, sigh, smell, smell of, smoke, sneeze, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuffle, spray, steam, stink, sublimate, sublime, throw off, vapor, vaporize, volatilize, wheeze, yield an odor


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