• WordNet 3.6
    • v inhale draw in (air) "Inhale deeply","inhale the fresh mountain air","The patient has trouble inspiring","The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
    • v inhale draw deep into the lungs in by breathing "Clinton smoked marijuana but never inhaled"
    • ***
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.
    • v. t Inhale To breathe or draw into the lungs; to inspire; as, to inhale air; -- opposed to exhale. "Martin was walking forth to inhale the fresh breeze of the evening."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In New Hampshire it is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of inducing euphoria.
    • inhale To draw in, as air into the lungs; draw in by breathing, or by some analogous process.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Your nostrils take turns inhaling.
    • v.t Inhale in-hāl′ to draw in the breath, to draw into the lungs, as air
    • ***


  • 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
L. inhalare, to breathe upon; pref. in-, in + halare, to breathe: cf. F. inhaler,. Cf. Exhale
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inhalāre, to breathe upon—in, upon, halāre, to breathe.


In literature:

He inhaled a sweet odour there; a feeling of comfort relaxed his nerves.
"The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
Or was this because we alone amongst living men had once inhaled the breath of the Essence of Life?
"Ayesha" by H. Rider Haggard
Consequently he could not resist the temptation, of letting Frau Schimmel inhale the elixir.
"Complete Short Works" by Georg Ebers
He opened his snuffbox, and inhaled a long deliberate pinch of snuff.
"The Cardinal's Snuff-Box" by Henry Harland
M. Agapoulos from a gold case extracted a cigarette, and lighting it, inhaled the smoke contentedly, looking about him.
"Tales of Chinatown" by Sax Rohmer
Florent sat up, and inhaled with zest the first odours of grass wafted from the fortifications.
"The Fat and the Thin" by Emile Zola
This they smoked incessantly, inhaling all the smoke, so that none of the effect should be lost.
"The Memoirs of General Philip H. Sheridan, Vol. I., Part 1" by Philip H. Sheridan
Colonel de Sucy inhaled the salts which Mme.
"Farewell" by Honore de Balzac
You felt as if your lungs could never weary of inhaling deep breaths of such an air.
"Station Amusements" by Lady Barker
She inhaled deeply and then expelled the smoke in what seemed like a prolonged sigh of satisfaction.
"West Wind Drift" by George Barr McCutcheon

In poetry:

The nostrils ev'ry brimstone-gale,
Which from the dungeon reeks, inhale,
A place, ne'er cleans'd, since Adam fell,
And fraught with ev'ry filthy smell.
"The Complaint And The Advice Of Dives, To His Five Brethren, (Part 2­), Or A Description Of Hell, An" by Rees Prichard
I press them to my cheek, inhaling
Sweet nature's incense, still exhaling
From thy verdant lap o'erflowing
With flow'ry blooms, bright hued and glowing.
"The May Flower" 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
And view the soft tints of each dew-sprinkled flower
That scents the light wings of the gale,
We mourn that their beauties can last but an hour,
Yet fail not their musk to inhale.
"Summer" by Laura Sophia Temple
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:

Woman died of smoke inhalation .
Factors that predict the need for intubation in patients with smoke inhalation injury.
Total necrosis of the intranasal structures and soft palate as a result of nasal inhalation of crushed OxyContin.
At a restaurant in Ottawa Canada, Chef Norman Aitken is now serving meals you can inhale .
It's the Juniper Kitchen & Wine Bar where Chef Norman Aitken is now serving meals as inhalable gases using 'Le Whaf.
A tax revenue source that's just smokin': Cigarette users inhale steep tax hikes.
Do You Inhale Your Lunch.
At Least We Didn't Inhale .
' Inhale ,' on organ trade, could use a brain.
Inhale Directed by Baltasar Kormakur IFC Films Opens October 22, IFC Center.
" When asked during his campaign for the presidency if he had inhaled (a stupid question) he replied: "That was the point.".
I certainly believe it, because here I sit, inhaling some pungent, yet oh-so-sweet, memories.
Yet, I must admit, I've been inhaling highly intoxicating substances ever since I can remember … and collecting many fond hunting memories to go with them.
Waiting to Inhale – Ports & UP Needs To Clean Up Their Act PDF Print E-mail.
Lawsuit claims human subjects in EPA trial at UNC inhaled.

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