- 1to take air, smoke, gas, etc. into your lungs as you breathe synonym
- 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//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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NAmE//ˌɪnhəˈleɪʃn//noun [uncountable] Hundreds of children were treated for smoke inhalation.