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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.
He sat with his legs up on the sofa as if quite at home and, having stuck an amber mouthpiece far into his mouth, was inhaling the smoke spasmodically and screwing up his eyes.
Levin gave him the bottle, and the same look of passionate hope with which he had taken the sacrament was now fastened on his brother, demanding from him the confirmation of the doctor's words that inhaling iodine worked wonders.
Unless some particular festivity was going forward, the inmates of Marheyo's house retired to their mats rather early in the evening; but not for the night, since, after slumbering lightly for a while, they rose again, relit their tapers, partook of the third and last meal of the day, at which poee-poee alone was eaten, and then, after inhaling a narcotic whiff from a pipe of tobacco, disposed themselves for the great business of night, sleep.
One morning, whilst at his window inhaling the fresh air which came from the river, and casting a longing look to the windmills of his dear old city Dort, which were looming in the distance behind a forest of chimneys, he saw flocks of pigeons coming from that quarter to perch fluttering on the pointed gables of Loewestein.
When Huang stepped out of the car and knocked her window to confront Liu, he discovered that she was inhaling a balloon and in the passenger seat there was nitrous oxide (laughing gas) canister, so he called the police.
Trustees returned comparable amounts of money after inhaling either spray.