• WordNet 3.6
    • adj inhalant inhaling or serving for inhalation "an inhalant pore"
    • n inhalant a medication to be taken by inhaling it
    • n inhalant something that is inhaled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Even when all the molecules in a single breath of air have been dispersed evenly in the earth's atmosphere, there will still be one or two of the same ones taken into the lungs with every subsequent breath. Every time you breathe in, you inhale one or two of the same molecules that you inhaled with the first breath you took as a baby.
    • n Inhalant An apparatus also called an inhalerwhich see); also, that which is to be inhaled, especially a medicine taken by inhalation.
    • a Inhalant Inhaling; used for inhaling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In New Hampshire it is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of inducing euphoria.
    • inhalant That inhales; serving for inhalation: as, the inhalant end of a duct; the inhalant pores of sponges (that is, the pores through which streams of water enter). See cuts under Porifera and Spongilla. Also spelled inhalent.
    • n inhalant That which is inhaled.
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  • Adlai E. Stevenson
    “Flattery is all right if you don't inhale.”
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    “When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it, and I didn't inhale, and I never tried again.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. inhalant,


In literature:

Once, twice, and thrice he inhaled deeply.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
He came to the master and offered the mint; and Donnegan, raising it to his face, inhaled the scent deeply.
"Gunman's Reckoning" by Max Brand
As a result, the original size of the chest cavity is restored, and the inhaled air is driven from the lungs.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Man is naturally the most awkward animal that inhales the breath of life.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12, Issue 326, August 9, 1828" by Various
He drew deep breaths, inhaling various abominable smells delightedly.
"Hyacinth" by George A. Birmingham
Instead of pressing lip to lip, they place the mouth and nose upon the cheek, and inhale the breath strongly.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes" by Tomás de Comyn
The naked negro, "panting at the Line," inhales it under the palms, and the Lapp and Samoyed on the shores of the Frozen Sea.
"The Lands of the Saracen" by Bayard Taylor
Yet Angela, smiling gently, as she inhaled the sweetness of violets, hardly listened.
"The Port of Adventure" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
On our entrance, he was just inhaling the intoxicating smoke from one of them.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
That's not torture after being obliged to inhale his breath.
"Frank Merriwell at Yale" by Burt L. Standish

In poetry:

Who, in the dewy evening walk,
Shall pluck thee from the tender stalk?
Whose temples blushing shalt thou twine;
And who inhale thy breath divine?
"A Song from the Irish" by William Drennan
At noon, beneath the spreading palm,
Or prostrate in some shady bower,
His soul inhaled the fragrant balm,
By zephyrs brought from fruit and flower.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
He strays by the lake and the stream,
Inhaling the health-bringing breeze;
Feeble his step, and panting his breath,
As he lingers beneath the trees.
"Decay" by Janet Hamilton
"And all the earth whereon they dwell,
And all the heavens they are inhaling,
And powers, whereof I cannot tell—
Dark miscreants, supine and wailing,
Until I fell.
"Mount Arafa" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
From fading woodlands, ever pattering down,
Come many tinted leaves—red, yellow, brown;
The rustling carpet with slow lingering feet
I thoughtful tread, inhaling odours sweet.
"October, 1861." by Janet Hamilton
When first the young year inhales the sweetened air,
And painted landscapes kiss her tender feet,
The constant throat of music everywhere
Is burdened with her meed of praises sweet.
"Prosperity And Adversity" by Albery Allson Whitman

In news:

It is contracted after inhaling airborne particles that originated in water.
Retaliation' trailer has fanboys reaching en masse for their asthma inhalers.
One person was treated for smoke inhalation after a fire destroyed a mobile home in Grand Island.
Her parents and another girl are being treated for smoke inhalation.
Inhale Directed by Baltasar Kormakur IFC Films Opens October 22, IFC Center.
Nebulizers are used to treat asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other conditions where inhaled medicines are indicated.
Chocolate Piled High, To Nibble Or Inhale.
End Is Nigh For Over-The-Counter Inhalers That Eat The Ozone Layer.
GeNO LLC Receives FDA Marketing Clearance For Its Inhaled Nitric Oxide Drug Delivery Device.
New information about the North Valley teacher accused of helping kids inhale a dangerous chemical and keeping explosives in her classroom.
Demi Moore hospitalized after inhaling whip-its full of nitrous oxide, report says.
Demi Moore hospitalized after inhaling whip-its full of nitrous oxide , report says.
All three suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to Harrison Medical Center.
The occupant was examined for smoke inhalation, but refused treatment, according to fire chief Jerry Thorson.
Polluted water, poor sanitation, and smoke inhalation resulting from indoor wood-burning stoves are the primary risks in low-income countries.

In science:

Kennedy saying "I did not inhale." The usual way to prevent such falsification has been to record the video under controlled circumstances and thereafter keep it continuously under guard until it is used as evidence.
Improvements to time bracketed authentication
The present study aims to develop proposed injury thresho lds based on peak effective pressure and positive pulse 1 Toxic fume inhalation associated with blast exposure is an example of a non-mechanical TBI mechanism (Born, 2005).
Working toward exposure thresholds for blast-induced traumatic brain injury: thoracic and acceleration mechanisms
For instance, high-porosity, low-density particles have been found suitable for efficient delivery of therapeutics into the systemic circulation through inhalation.
Hydrodynamic forces on steady and oscillating porous particles