• To expel air from the lungs through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm, to breathe out.
  • To expel (something, such as tobacco smoke) from the lungs by action of the diaphragm.
  • To pass off in the form of vapour; to emerge.
  • To emit (a vapour, an odour, etc.).
  • To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapour.



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  • From Middle French exhaler, from Latin exhalare, from ex + halare.

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