Exhale meaning

ĕks-hāl, ĕk-sāl
To blow (something) forth or breathe (something) out.
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To breathe out.
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To give off; emit.

Chimneys exhaling dense smoke.

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To breathe out (air, cigarette smoke, etc.)
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To give off (vapor, fumes, etc.)
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To be given off or emitted.
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(intransitive) To expel air from the lungs through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm.
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(intransitive) To pass off in the form of vapour; to emerge.
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To expel (something) from the lungs by action of the diaphragm.
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To emit (a vapour, an odour, etc.).

The earth exhales vapor; marshes exhale noxious effluvia.

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To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapour.

The sun exhales the moisture of the earth.

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To be given off or emitted.
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To be given off or rise into the air as vapor; evaporate.
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Origin of exhale

  • Middle English exalen from Latin exhālāre ex- ex- hālāre to breathe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French exhaler, from Latin exhalare, from ex (“out”) + halare (“to breathe”).

    From Wiktionary