exhalation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n exhalation the act of expelling air from the lungs
    • n exhalation exhaled breath
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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.
    • Exhalation A bright phenomenon; a meteor. "I shall fall
      Like a bright exhalation in the evening."
    • Exhalation That which is exhaled, or which rises in the form of vapor, fume, or steam; effluvium; emanation; as, exhalations from the earth or flowers, decaying matter, etc. "Ye mists and exhalations , that now rise
      From hill or steaming lake."
    • Exhalation The act or process of exhaling, or sending forth in the form of steam or vapor; evaporation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n exhalation The act or process of exhaling, or emitting as an effluence; evaporation.
    • n exhalation That which is exhaled; that which is emitted as or like breath, or which rises in the form of vapor; emanation; effluvium: as, exhalations from marshes, animal or vegetable bodies, decaying matter, and other substances.
    • n exhalation In heraldry, a representation of a waterspout, a torrent of rain falling from a cloud, or some similar meteorological phenomenon: a rare bearing, used as a rebus by a person whose name allows of it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Exhalation act or process of exhaling: evaporation: that which is exhaled: vapour: steam
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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
L. exhalatio,: cf. F. exhalaison, exhalation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. exhaler—L. exhalāreex, out, halāre, -ātum, to breathe.

Usage

In literature:

At the slightest breath whenever he spoke, he exhaled from his mouth a vapor of alcohol.
"Doctor Pascal" by Emile Zola
Vapores crassi et nigri, a ventriculo in cerebrum exhalant.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
I attribute the oppression I felt to this fact and to the sultriness of the day, rather than to any exhalation from the sea itself.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
I was about to walk over the spot, but was repelled by the sickening exhalations that rose from it.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
It seldom, however, blows with force; it is rather an exhalation than a wind.
"The Mirror Of Literature, Amusement, And Instruction" by Various
From his hammock came the deep, regular inhalation, exhalation, with an occasional grunt or sigh.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
In feeling about, my hand has come in contact with a mug filled with a liquid that exhales an inviting odor.
"Facing the Flag" by Jules Verne
My buds in spring exhale a delicious fragrance after showers, and the bark, when burnt, seems to purify the air in confined dwellings.
"Among the Trees at Elmridge" by Ella Rodman Church
And a smoky exhalation shot forth from his eyes, and his eye-lashes stood on end.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4" by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
He regards fire as a body heated so hot as to emit light copiously; and flame as a vapour, fume, or exhalation, heated so hot as to shine.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
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In poetry:

I shall not tire or fail;
Strange essence shall exhale
(Suggesting life immortal) from my song,
And all the world shall smile,
Half-owning for a while
The influence of the healthful and the strong!
"Full-Fledged (Une barbe de jeune dieu)" by Maurice Thompson
On those eyes let me gaze, on that breast let me languish,
Till utterance is faint, and the fire of the eye
Can alone speak the passion that rises to anguish,
That throbs at the heart, and exhales in a sigh.
"The Reply" by Charlotte Dacre
Though faction's scorn at first did shun
With coldness thy inspired song,
Though clouds of malice passed thy sun,
They could not hide it long;
Its brightness soon exhaled away
Dank night, and gained eternal day.
"To John Milton" by John Clare
To them first our way we wing,
The hundred harbors in the spring,
Where follow fond love and yearning,
When sea-ward the ships are turning.
For Norway's weal pure prayers exhale
From sixty thousand men that sail.
"Norse Nature" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Know Celia, since thou art so proud, 'Twas I that gave thee thy renown;
Thou hadst, in the forgotten crowd
Of common beauties, liv'd unknown,
Had not my verse exhal'd thy name,
And with it imp'd the wings of fame.
"Ingrateful Beauty Threatened" by Thomas Carew
Then, to that so long wish'd repose!
The liberal leisure of the farm,
The garden joy, the wild-wood charm;
Life ebbing to its perfect close
Like some white altar-lamp that pales
And self-consumed its light exhales.
"Mount Vernon" by Francis Turner Palgrave

In news:

Angels' Albert Pujols finally able to exhale .
Capitals still waiting to exhale .
Terry McMillan on 'Waiting to Exhale ' 20th Anniversary.
The long-gestating sequel to 'Waiting to Exhale ' is still in the works — even after the untimely death of Whitney Houston, who was an important part of the original's ensemble cast.
Houston Couldn't Wait to Start Work on 'Waiting to Exhale ' Sequel.
Whitney Houston was "excited" to start work on a sequel to hit 1995 movie Waiting to Exhale and couldn't wait to reunite with her original castmates, according to her co-star Loretta Devine.
Washington High's Tuivaiave signs with WSU ( exhale ).
Terry McMillan Confirms 'Waiting to Exhale ' Sequel.
The 1995 smash hit chick flick "Waiting to Exhale " has a sequel "Getting to Happy" and it's on track to be released in 2012 so tweeted author Terry McMillan to her followers early this morning.
Pot Growers Inhale 1% of US Electricity, Exhale GHGs of 3M Cars.
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If the author of "Waiting to Exhale" had been a Caucasian, we'd be seeing a protest greater than "The Last Temptation of Christ.
Raising 50% of their goal in the first week, Exhale Fans released its bladeless ceiling fan on the popular crowd-funding website Indiegogo.
Cleanse, restore and re-energize at exhale this February.
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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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