Inhale Definition

inhaled, inhales, inhaling
inhaled, inhales, inhaling
To draw (air, vapor, etc.) into the lungs; breathe in.
Webster's New World
To draw air, vapor, etc. into the lungs.
Webster's New World
To consume rapidly or voraciously.
To inhale one's dinner.
Webster's New World
To draw tobacco smoke into the lungs when smoking.
Webster's New World
To breathe in; inspire.
American Heritage

Origin of Inhale

  • Latin inhālāre to breathe upon (meaning influenced by contrast with exhale) in- in in–2 hālāre to breathe

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

  • From Latin inhalare (“to breathe on (breathe in)”), from in (“in, into, on”) + halare (“to breathe”).

    From Wiktionary

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