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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
References in classic literature ?
But owing to his marked internal structure which gives him regular lungs, like a human being's, the whale can only live by inhaling the disengaged air in the open atmosphere.
Here, as I sat looking at the parcels, packages, and books, and inhaling the smell of stables (ever since associated with that morning), a procession of most tremendous considerations began to march through my mind.
You were overpowered by the scent of the water-hemlock, which you must have been inhaling for ten minutes or more.
Thus he found himself the next morning on the deck of the Carnatic, and eagerly inhaling the exhilarating sea-breeze.
And the touch of that vapour, the inhaling of its pungent wisps, was death to all that breathes.
Franz waited impatiently, inhaling the aroma of the roasted meat, when the captain returned with a mysterious air.
He was from beyond the sea, a Doctor Cacaphodel, who had wilted and dried himself into a mummy by continually stooping over charcoal furnaces, and inhaling unwholesome fumes during his researches in chemistry and alchemy.
Supper being over, the captain lighted his pipe and passed it to his host, who, inhaling the smoke, puffed it through his nostrils so assiduously, that in a little while his head manifested signs of confusion and dizziness.
The odor of these two scents, therefore, appeared quite natural to us, and as Madame Savon never allowed any perfume, or articles (as these things are technically termed), of inferior quality to pollute her shop, we had no scruples about inhaling the delightful fragrance that breathed in the place.
You are the only person that reaps the advantages of them without incurring the trouble, -- you, who are really more one of Madame's maids of honor than I am, because Madame makes her affection for your father-in-law glance off upon you; so that you enter this dull house as the birds fly into yonder court, inhaling the air, pecking the flowers, picking up the grain, without having the least service to perform, or the least annoyance to undergo.
I had stood long alone before it, fascinated by the terrible reality of that cunning, relentless face, till I felt a strange poisoned sensation, as if I had long been inhaling a fatal odour, and was just beginning to be conscious of its effects.
On the contrary, he avoided their actual touch or the direct inhaling of their odors with a caution that impressed Giovanni most disagreeably; for the man's demeanor was that of one walking among malignant influences, such as savage beasts, or deadly snakes, or evil spirits, which, should he allow them one moment of license, would wreak upon him some terrible fatality.