exhale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exhale expel air "Exhale when you lift the weight"
    • v exhale give out (breath or an odor) "The chimney exhales a thick smoke"
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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.
    • Exhale To breathe out. Hence: To emit, as vapor; to send out, as an odor; to evaporate; as, the earth exhales vapor; marshes exhale noxious effluvia. "Less fragrant scents the unfolding rose exhales ."
    • Exhale To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapor; as, the sun exhales the moisture of the earth.
    • v. i Exhale To rise or be given off, as vapor; to pass off, or vanish. "Their inspiration exhaled in elegies."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exhale To send out as breath or as if by breathing; emit an effluence of; give out as vapor, either perceptible or imperceptible: as, marshes exhale noxious effluvia.
    • exhale To draw out as an effluence; cause to be sent out or emitted in vapor; evaporate: as, the sun exhales the moisture of the earth.
    • exhale To draw forth; cause to flow, as blood.
    • exhale To rise or pass off as an effluence; go off in vapor.
    • exhale To hale or drag out.
    • exhale To draw, as a sword.
    • exhale To pass through in the form of drops; ooze: noting especially bleeding from a surface in the absence of any wound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Exhale egz-hāl′ to emit or send out as vapour: to evaporate
    • v.i Exhale to rise or be given off as vapour
    • v.t Exhale egz-hāl′ to draw out:
    • v.t Exhale egz-hāl′ (Shak.) to cause to flow.
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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. exhalare,; ex, out + halare, to breathe; cf.F. exhaler,. Cf. Inhale
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pfx. ex-, and hale, to draw.

Usage

In literature:

From these so tragic ruins there seemed to exhale a great desolation, beneath the deep, green sky.
"Cæsar or Nothing" by Pío Baroja Baroja
The flowers and grass exhaled a fragrance which troubled me.
"The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers
She has brought with her the spirit of peace, that goes about unseen and exhales tranquillity.
"Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter" by August Strindberg
A Jack o' Lantern, some phosphoric phenomenon rising in the exhalations of rotting seaweed?
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
A westering sun striking down through the drab exhalations of ten-thousand sooty chimney-pots, tinted the atmosphere with the hue of copper.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
A sharp sigh of excited disappointment exhaled from the spectators.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
On investigation by officers of the Board of Health, the foul odor was found to exhale from the premises of 113 Nassau Street.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 26, September 24, 1870" by Various
She lets her tresses flow in all the breeze, Exhaling sweet perfume.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
Life's early dewdrops often exhale in that way, Kate!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857" by Various
I could see that Clem exhaled a deep breath.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
The amount of water, exhaled as vapor, varies from 6 to 20 ounces daily.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
It exhaled a peculiar good smell, as of old fields in the autumn.
"Adventures In Contentment" by David Grayson
The moist brown flower-beds exhaled a fragrant thankfulness, and the grass-blades looked twice as green and twice as tall as before.
"Bressant" by Julian Hawthorne
In the winter night she seemed to him to exhale the roving sweetness of spring.
"One Man in His Time" by Ellen Glasgow
Something lethal exhaled from that dim doorway.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
The plague in the Grecian camp was occasioned perhaps by immoderate heats and gross exhalations.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
Emotion exhaled itself in sensuous harmony.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
When we pulled out on the other bank I exhaled as though I, too, had lost my muffler.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
He was a full man, who liked to talk; a brain exhaling thoughts and images, which, seeking vent, found the drama next at hand.
"Essays" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
At last both fell together, the knight being exhausted by the fatigue of the conflict, or by mephitic exhalations.
"Mythical Monsters" by Charles Gould
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In poetry:

The cactus exhales
the moon
inhales and to this
there is no end
"Poem" by Ernesto Trejo
Cut grass lies frail:
Brief is the breath
Mown stalks exhale.
Long, long the death
"Cut Grass" by Philip Larkin
Drain it off quickly
Before it exhales;
Save when 'tis glowing,
The draught naught avails.
"Punch Song" by Friedrich von Schiller
See ev'ry star retiring,
And ev'ry dew exhale,
See morn with joy inspiring
The songsters of the vale.
"Morning" by Charlotte Dacre
The sun hath awoke: and in garments of gold
The turrets of Torksey are livingly rolled;
Afar, on Trent's margin, the flowery lea
Exhales her dewy fragrancy;
And gaily carols the matin lark,
As the warrior hastes to moor his bark.
"The Daughter Of Plantagenet - Fytte The Seconde" by Thomas Cooper
Empty, I echo to the least footfall,
Museum without statues, grand with pillars, porticoes, rotundas.
In my courtyard a fountain leaps and sinks back into itself,
Nun-hearted and blind to the world. Marble lilies
Exhale their pallor like scent.
"Barren Woman" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Audible exhalation as health care ruling is read.
Mark Ballas ' 'DWTS' blog: And exhale.
"The Wire," "Get on the Bus," "The Fighting Temptations," "Waiting to Exhale.
With a deep exhale, raise one knee up while pulling your lower abs away from the celery stalk.
Seniors at Mercer Island High School exhaled today after weeks of work and stress to finish their year-long culminating project.
The author of Waiting to Exhale produces clean, breezy prose that makes sense as it goes.
But it might be premature to exhale.
Exhale Spa Opens in Dallas.
JPL workers exhale after Curiosity rover lands safely on Mars.
'Just Wright' Scribe Tapped for 'Waiting to Exhale ' Sequel (Exclusive).
Great Lake Swimmers "The Great Exhale ".
Exhale , Chicago, A Little Pot May Be Fine(d).
Mark Ballas' 'DWTS' blog: And exhale .
Pick is from the group The Exhale the title of the track is Different.
ALWAYS exhale air, NEVER inhale air through mouth.
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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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