See also: exhalé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French exhaler, from Latin exhalare, from ex (out) + halare (to breathe).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ɛksˈheɪl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪl

VerbEdit

exhale (third-person singular simple present exhales, present participle exhaling, simple past and past participle exhaled)

  1. (intransitive) To expel air from the lungs through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm, to breathe out.
  2. (transitive) To expel (something, such as tobacco smoke) from the lungs by action of the diaphragm.
  3. (intransitive) To pass off in the form of vapour; to emerge.
    • 2008, Gregor Dallas, Metrostop Paris, John Murray 2009, p. 9:
      Above was a tiled roof – though from that imperfect tiling exhaled stench and pestilence.
  4. (transitive) To emit (a vapour, an odour, etc.).
    The earth exhales vapor; marshes exhale noxious effluvia.
  5. (transitive) To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapour.
    The sun exhales the moisture of the earth.

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NounEdit

exhale (plural exhales)

  1. An exhalation.
    • 2009, David A. Clark, Aaron T. Beck, Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders: Science and Practice
      Now have client take slower, normal breaths through the nose and notice how the abdomen moves slightly outward with each inhale and then deflates with each exhale.

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

exhale

  1. inflection of exhaler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

exhale

  1. inflection of exhalar:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

exhale

  1. inflection of exhalar:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative