Definition of inhale verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    inhale

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪnˈheɪl//
     
    , NAmE//ˈɪnheɪl//
     
    [intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inhale
     
    he / she / it inhales
     
    past simple inhaled
     
    -ing form inhaling
     
     
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  1. 1to take air, smoke, gas, etc. into your lungs as you breathe synonym
  2. 2 She closed her eyes and inhaled deeply. He inhaled deeply on another cigarette. Lift your arms above your head and inhale as you stretch. inhale something Local residents needed hospital treatment after inhaling fumes from the fire. opposite exhale
NAmE//ˌɪnhəˈleɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] Hundreds of children were treated for smoke inhalation.
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