Exhalant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Exhalant Having the quality of exhaling or evaporating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: According to experts, large caves tend to "breathe"; they inhale and exhale great quantities of air when the barometric pressure on the surface changes, and air rushes in or out seeking equilibrium.
    • exhalant Having the quality of exhaling or emitting. In sponges, specifically applied to the osculum or opening through which water streams out. See Ascetta and Porifera.
    • n exhalant That which exhales or is exhaled.
    • n exhalant Also, less properly, exhalent.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Exhalant having the quality of exhaling
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Quotations

  • John Dryden
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    “He was exhaled; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. exhalant,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. exhaler—L. exhalāreex, out, halāre, -ātum, to breathe.

Usage

In literature:

A light, puffing breath, as of a candle blown out, exhaled from his mother's lips.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
The melancholy which she was exhaling suddenly vanished.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
The earth sent forth fragrant exhalations.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
Good books, once brought forth, exhale ever after both fragrance and nourishment.
"Essays Æsthetical" by George Calvert
He whose thoughts dwell in the infinite regards the world as the mighty corolla from which the thought of God exhales.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
The fire exhales a sweet odor; The sacrifice is ready.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
Over that area it rose like an exhalation in the spring and early summer of 1875.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, April, 1876." by Various
Some think this to be a spirit, while others say that it is an exhalation of moist vapours.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII." by Robert Kerr
I exhaled the fragrant smoke slowly.
"The Gloved Hand" by Burton E. Stevenson
It exhaled the odor of spirit most distinctly, and its membranes and minute structures were vascular in the extreme.
"Grappling with the Monster" by T. S. Arthur
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In poetry:

I did not chide him, though I knew
That he was false to me.
Chide the exhaling of the dew,
The ebbing of the sea,
The fading of a rosy hue,—
But not inconstancy.
"Heart’s Chill Between" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Ne'er from that breast thou'd'st raise thine head,
But thou would'st breathe to Heav'n a pray'r
To let thee, ere thy blossom fade,
In one fond sigh exhale thee there.
"Lines Upon Seeing A Beautiful Infant Sleeping On The Bosom Of Its Mother" by Sir John Carr
FROM the squat tavern laughing to the east
He turned; within the murmuring babble
ceas'd;
And red wine split on scattered roses there
Exhaled the waning glory of the feast.
"Omar Dead" by E J Rupert Atkinson
'Tis sweet to die! The flowers of earthly love,
(Fair, frail, spring blossoms) early droop and die
But all their fragrance is exhaled above,
Upon our spirits evermore to lie.
"Aspiring To Heaven" by Emily Chubbuck Judson
This from the blue design exhales towards me,
As incense rises from the Homes of Prayer,
While the unfettered eyes, allured and rested,
Urge the forbidden lips to stoop and share;
"Fancy" by Laurence Hope
Thus, in my soul, thy words awake
Ideal aspirations,
That heavenwards their pulsion take:
Swift dawn-lit exhalations,
And swell and rise
To steep their being in the infinite skies.
"Aspirations" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

"Getting to Happy," Terry McMillan's sequel to "Waiting to Exhale ".
In her break-out bestseller, "Waiting to Exhale " (1992), Terry McMillan celebrated female bonding.
The Clippers' big exhale .
'Waiting to Exhale ' Sequel Continues Despite Whitney Houston Loss.
It's OK to exhale —just a bit.
Exhale Dance Tribe: Imprint.
Cincinnati-based Exhale Dance Tribe knows how to make an impression, both visually and choreographically.
True to form, Cincinnati-based Exhale Dance Tribe pushes a range of artistic and stylistic boundaries in this single-evening production.
For her, drawing and painting are second nature, no more difficult to do than, say, inhaling and exhaling.
If you've been holding your breath to see whether Mitt Romney would pivot to the center now that it's a two-man race between him and President Obama, you can exhale.
Every time you exhale you emit carbon dioxide.
" Hippies and Hipsters Exhale"--headline, New York Times, Oct 1.
You can exhale now, Mets fans.
The Yankees exhaled a little.
Ah, Thanksgiving Thursday in the U.S. A chance for the NHL and NHL Players' Association to take a deep breath and exhale after all the drama that ensured Wednesday on the labor front.
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In science:

These barriers controlled the meeting of the two fluids, as they enclosed bubbles entrapping the alkaline exhalate : an aggregate growing by hydrodynamic inflation.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Also, the sulphide comprising what is now pyrite (FeS2 ) in the 350 million year old submarine Irish deposits (Fig.3) was derived through bacterial sulfate reduction in somewhat alkaline and saline seawater while the iron was contributed by exhaling acidic hydothermal solutions.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Adrian Boyce are reproduced with his kind permission; Source: Boyce et al. 1983; Boyce 1990: Exhalation, sedimentation and sulphur isotope geochemistry of the Silvermines Zn + Pb + Ba deposits, County Tipperary, Ireland; Boyce, Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow).
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Exhalation, sedimentation and sulphur isotope geochemistry of the Silvermines Zn + Pb + Ba deposits, County Tipperary, Ireland: Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Glasgow, U.K., University of Strathclyde, 354 p.).
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
This knowledge should help the system learn semanticless words and a(cid:14)xes. tinguished with the knowledge that word-initial obstruents are aspirated (/t/ is pronounced with an exhalation of air in top but not stop).
The Acquisition of a Lexicon from Paired Phoneme Sequences and Semantic Representations
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