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EtymologyEdit

From Latin inhalare (to breathe on (breathe in)), from in (in, into, on) + halare (to breathe).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪnˈheɪl/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪl

VerbEdit

inhale (third-person singular simple present inhales, present participle inhaling, simple past and past participle inhaled)

  1. (intransitive) To draw air into the lungs, through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm.
    Synonyms: breathe in, inbreathe, inspire
    Antonyms: breathe out, outbreathe, exhale, expire (archaic)
  2. (transitive) 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.
    Synonyms: breathe in, inbreathe, inspire
    Antonyms: breathe out, outbreathe, exhale
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To eat very quickly.
    • 2014, Dee Disheau, Love in the Sand and the Snow (page 26)
      She had also forgotten both diet and protocol as she joined Sven in guzzling large cokes, practically inhaling fries and gravy, and rounding off the meal with double malts.

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inhale

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of inhalar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of inhalar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of inhalar.