inhale


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in·hale

 (ĭn-hāl′)
v. in·haled, in·hal·ing, in·hales
v.tr.
1. To draw (air or smoke, for example) into the lungs by breathing; inspire.
2. Informal To consume rapidly or eagerly; devour: inhaled lunch and then rushed off to the meeting.
v.intr.
1. To breathe in; inspire.
2. To draw smoke into the lungs; puff.

[Latin inhālāre, to breathe upon (meaning influenced by contrast with exhale) : in-, in; see in-2 + hālāre, to breathe.]

inhale

(ɪnˈheɪl)
vb
to draw (breath) into the lungs; breathe in
[C18: from in-2 + Latin halāre to breathe]
inˈhalable adj

in•hale

(ɪnˈheɪl)

v. -haled, -hal•ing. v.t.
1. to breathe in; draw in by breathing: to inhale air.
2. Informal. to eat or drink rapidly or greedily.
v.i.
3. to breathe in.
4. to draw the smoke of cigarettes, cigars, etc., into the lungs.
[1715–25; in-2 + (ex) hale]

inhale


Past participle: inhaled
Gerund: inhaling

Imperative
inhale
inhale
Present
I inhale
you inhale
he/she/it inhales
we inhale
you inhale
they inhale
Preterite
I inhaled
you inhaled
he/she/it inhaled
we inhaled
you inhaled
they inhaled
Present Continuous
I am inhaling
you are inhaling
he/she/it is inhaling
we are inhaling
you are inhaling
they are inhaling
Present Perfect
I have inhaled
you have inhaled
he/she/it has inhaled
we have inhaled
you have inhaled
they have inhaled
Past Continuous
I was inhaling
you were inhaling
he/she/it was inhaling
we were inhaling
you were inhaling
they were inhaling
Past Perfect
I had inhaled
you had inhaled
he/she/it had inhaled
we had inhaled
you had inhaled
they had inhaled
Future
I will inhale
you will inhale
he/she/it will inhale
we will inhale
you will inhale
they will inhale
Future Perfect
I will have inhaled
you will have inhaled
he/she/it will have inhaled
we will have inhaled
you will have inhaled
they will have inhaled
Future Continuous
I will be inhaling
you will be inhaling
he/she/it will be inhaling
we will be inhaling
you will be inhaling
they will be inhaling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inhaling
you have been inhaling
he/she/it has been inhaling
we have been inhaling
you have been inhaling
they have been inhaling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inhaling
you will have been inhaling
he/she/it will have been inhaling
we will have been inhaling
you will have been inhaling
they will have been inhaling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inhaling
you had been inhaling
he/she/it had been inhaling
we had been inhaling
you had been inhaling
they had been inhaling
Conditional
I would inhale
you would inhale
he/she/it would inhale
we would inhale
you would inhale
they would inhale
Past Conditional
I would have inhaled
you would have inhaled
he/she/it would have inhaled
we would have inhaled
you would have inhaled
they would have inhaled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inhale - draw deep into the lungs in by breathing; "Clinton smoked marijuana but never inhaled"
smoke - inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?"
2.inhale - draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
aspirate - suck in (air)
sniff, sniffle - inhale audibly through the nose; "the sick student was sniffling in the back row"
snivel, snuffle - snuff up mucus through the nose
snuff - inhale audibly through the nose; "snuff coke"
puff, drag, draw - suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
huff, snort - inhale recreational drugs; "The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day"; "the kids were huffing glue"
breathe out, exhale, expire - expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight"

inhale

verb breathe in, gasp, draw in, suck in, respire He was treated for the effects of inhaling smoke.
expire, exhale, breathe out, blow

inhale

verb
To draw air into the lungs in the process of respiration:
Translations
يَشْهَق، يَشْتَنْشِق
vdechovat
indåndeinhalere
hengittääinhaloida
belélegzik
anda aî sér
įkvėpimasįkvėptiinhaliatorius
ieelpotievilkt
vdychovať

inhale

[ɪnˈheɪl]
A. VT (Med) [+ gas] → inhalar, aspirar; [+ smoke, vomit] → tragar
B. VI [smoker] → tragar el humo (Med) → aspirar

inhale

[ɪnˈheɪl]
vt (= breathe in) [+ air] → inhaler; [+ smoke] → inhaler; [+ perfume] → inhaler
He was treated for the effects of inhaling smoke → Il a subi un traitement à cause des effets de l'inhalation de fumée.
vi (= breathe in) → inhaler; (when smoking)avaler la fumée

inhale

vteinatmen; (Med) → inhalieren
vi (in smoking) → Lungenzüge machen, inhalieren; do you inhale?rauchen Sie auf Lunge?

inhale

[ɪnˈheɪl]
1. vt (gas, smoke, air) → respirare (Med) → inalare
2. vi (smoker) → aspirare (Med) → inspirare

inhale

(inˈheil) verb
to breathe in. He inhaled deeply; It is very unpleasant to have to inhale the smoke from other people's cigarettes.
inhalation (in(h)əˈleiʃən) noun
inˈhaler noun
a usually small apparatus by means of which people inhale certain medicines.

in·hale

v. inhalar, aspirar.

inhale

vt, vi inhalar; inhaled steroid esteroide inhalado
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Several pipes, that had been extinguished, were lighted again; while the newcomer, without speaking a word, drew his tomahawk from his girdle, and filling the bowl on its head began to inhale the vapors of the weed through the hollow handle, with as much indifference as if he had not been absent two weary days on a long and toilsome hunt.
The sick in mind, and, perhaps, in body, are rendered more darkly and hopelessly so by the manifold reflection of their disease, mirrored back from all quarters in the deportment of those about them; they are compelled to inhale the poison of their own breath, in infinite repetition.
However wide awake they may have been before they entered that sleepy region, they are sure, in a little time, to inhale the witching influence of the air, and begin to grow imaginative, to dream dreams, and see apparitions.
For however eagerly and impetuously the savage crew had hailed the announcement of his quest; yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable --they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness --and when retained for any object remote and blank in the pursuit, however promissory of life and passion in the end, it is above all things requisite that temporary interests and employment should intervene and hold them healthily suspended for the final dash.
There was not much to take away, for he seemed only able to inhale it by thimblefuls, and his heart would soon wear itself out, the way it was beating.
But no--eventide is as pleasant to him as to me, and this antique garden as attractive; and he strolls on, now lifting the gooseberry- tree branches to look at the fruit, large as plums, with which they are laden; now taking a ripe cherry from the wall; now stooping towards a knot of flowers, either to inhale their fragrance or to admire the dew-beads on their petals.
de la Tremouille approached him, and made him inhale some salts, which recalled him to life.
Touch nothing, my little friend," cried the count eagerly; "some of those liquids are not only dangerous to taste, but even to inhale.
He opened at once his little eyes and his great mouth, to inhale better the joke his eminence deigned to address to him, and ended by a burst of laughter, so violent that his great limbs shook in hilarity as they would have done in an ague.
But, all this while, he had held the snow-white flower in his hand, and had constantly smelt of it while Circe was speaking; and as he crossed the threshold of the saloon, he took good care to inhale several long and deep snuffs of its fragrance.
To this nest of comforts Fanny now walked down to try its influence on an agitated, doubting spirit, to see if by looking at Edmund's profile she could catch any of his counsel, or by giving air to her geraniums she might inhale a breeze of mental strength herself.