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

 

exhale

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//eksˈheɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//eksˈheɪl//
 
[intransitive, transitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exhale
BrE BrE//eksˈheɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//eksˈheɪl//
 
he / she / it exhales
BrE BrE//eksˈheɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//eksˈheɪlz//
 
past simple exhaled
BrE BrE//eksˈheɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//eksˈheɪld//
 
past participle exhaled
BrE BrE//eksˈheɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//eksˈheɪld//
 
-ing form exhaling
BrE BrE//eksˈheɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//eksˈheɪlɪŋ//
 
 
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to breathe out the air or smoke, etc. in your lungs He sat back and exhaled deeply. exhale something She exhaled the smoke through her nose. opposite inhale Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘be given off as vapour’): from Old French exhaler, from Latin exhalare, from ex- ‘out’ + halare ‘breathe’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: exhale