Inhale meaning

ĭn-hāl
To draw air, vapor, etc. into the lungs.
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To draw (air, vapor, etc.) into the lungs; breathe in.
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To draw something such as air or smoke into the lungs by breathing; inspire.
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(informal) To consume rapidly or voraciously.

To inhale one's dinner.

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To draw tobacco smoke into the lungs when smoking.
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(intransitive) To draw air into the lungs, through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm.
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To draw (air or smoke, for example) into the lungs by breathing; inspire.
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(informal) To consume rapidly or eagerly; devour.

Inhaled lunch and then rushed off to the meeting.

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To breathe in; inspire.
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To draw smoke into the lungs; puff.
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To draw air or any form of gas (either in a pure form, or mixed with small particles in form of aerosols/smoke -sometimes stemming from a medicament) into the lungs, through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm.
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(figuratively) To eat very quickly.

The hungry child inhaled her meal.

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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