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v. in·haled, in·hal·ing, in·hales
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.
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.]
References in classic literature ?
Such a flower was Phoebe in her relation with Clifford, and such the delight that he inhaled from her.
She opened her nostrils and inhaled with a mystic sensuousness; then she closed her lids.
The latter, a fresh, rosy officer of the Guards, irreproachably washed, brushed, and buttoned, held his pipe in the middle of his mouth and with red lips gently inhaled the smoke, letting it escape from his handsome mouth in rings.
When I had inhaled this air freely, I sought the conduit pipe, which conveyed to us the beneficial whiff, and I was not long in finding it.
The cigarette lighted, he eagerly took a whiff or two, inhaled the smoke, let it out through his moustache, and would have inhaled again, but the wind tore off the burning tobacco and whirled it away as it had done the straw.
She inhaled the odor of the blossoms and thrust them into the bosom of her white morning gown.
As for Passepartout, his face was as red as the sun's disc when it sets in the mist, and he laboriously inhaled the biting air.
11) for rear-ending another driver as she inhaled laughing gas, reported Apple Daily.
LOS ANGELES -- An experimental inhaled form of dihydroergotamine appears to be effective in reducing migraine pain even if taken as late as 8 hours or more after the start of the headache, a post hoc analysis of a phase III clinical trial suggests.
In the last two issues, we discussed the different types of inhaled corticosteroids available, and hazards and effect of agents.
Shantha in the September 2007 issue of Life Extension warned that inhaled insulin could increase cancer risk.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who use inhaled corticesteroids may have a significantly decreased mortality risk, according to a study by Christine Macie of Cambridge Hospital, Ontario, Canada.