Definition of inhale verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

inhale

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈheɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈheɪl//
 
[intransitive, transitive](rather formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they inhale
BrE BrE//ɪnˈheɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈheɪl//
 
he / she / it inhales
BrE BrE//ɪnˈheɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈheɪlz//
 
past simple inhaled
BrE BrE//ɪnˈheɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈheɪld//
 
past participle inhaled
BrE BrE//ɪnˈheɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈheɪld//
 
-ing form inhaling
BrE BrE//ɪnˈheɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈheɪlɪŋ//
 
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to take air, smoke, gas, etc. into your lungs as you breathe synonym breathe in 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 See related entries: Addiction Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Latin inhalare ‘breathe in’, from in- ‘in’ + halare ‘breathe’.
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