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The amount of air that can be forcibly expelled from the lungs after breathing in as deeply as possible.
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(Physiology) physiol the volume of air that can be exhaled from the lungs after the deepest possible breath has been taken: a measure of lung function
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the greatest amount of air that can be forced from the lungs after maximum inhalation.
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The amount of air expelled from the lungs after taking a deep breath.
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|Noun||1.||vital capacity - the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue|
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