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Definition of inhale verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , 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
noun [uncountable] Hundreds of children were treated for smoke inhalation.
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