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Topic: BIOLOGY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: exhalare, from halare 'to breathe'

exhale

verb
     
ex‧hale [intransitive and transitive]
to breathe air, smoke etc out of your mouth [≠ inhale]:
Take a deep breath, then exhale slowly.
exhalation noun [uncountable and countable]
WORD FOCUS: breathe WORD FOCUS: breathe
to breathe in: inhale formal

to breathe out: exhale formal

to breathe noisily: sniff, snore (when sleeping)
snort
, sigh

to breathe with difficulty: gasp, pant, wheeze, be short of breath, be out of breath

to be unable to breathe: choke, suffocate
breathe

See also
breathe
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