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Meaning of EXHALE

Pronunciation:  eks'heyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight"
  2. [v]  give out, as of breath or an odor; "The chimney exhales a thick smoke"

EXHALE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: breathe out, emanate, expire, give forth
 Antonyms: breathe in, inhale, inspire
 See Also: blow, breathe, emit, pass off, respire, snort, suspire, take a breath



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*hale"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exaled}, p. pr. & vb.
    n.. {Exaling}.] [L. exhalare; ex out + halare to breathe;
    cf.F. exhaler. Cf. {Inhale}.]
    1. To breathe out. Hence: To emit, as vapor; to send out, as
       an odor; to evaporate; as, the earth exhales vapor;
       marshes exhale noxious effluvia.
             Less fragrant scents the unfolding rose exhales.
    2. To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapor; as, the sum
       exhales the moisture of the earth.
  2. \Ex*hale"\, v. i.
    To rise or be given off, as vapor; to pass off, or vanish.
          Their inspiration exhaled in elegies.    --Prescott.
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