inhaler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inhaler a dispenser that produces a chemical vapor to be inhaled in order to relieve nasal congestion
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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.
    • Inhaler A contrivance to filter, as air, in order to protect the lungs from inhaling damp or cold air, noxious gases, dust, etc.; also, the respiratory apparatus for divers.
    • Inhaler An apparatus for inhaling any vapor or volatile substance, such as ether or chloroform, or an aerosol mist of a solution, for medicinal purposes; as, he alway carried his inhaler around in his pocket in case he had asthmatic attack.
    • Inhaler One who inhales.
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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.
    • n inhaler One who inhales.
    • n inhaler In medicine, an apparatus for inhaling vapors and volatile substances, as steam of hot water, vapor of chloroform, iodine, etc.
    • n inhaler An apparatus which enables a person to breathe without injury in a deleterious atmosphere, as that used by persons of delicate lungs to prevent damp or cold air from entering the lungs, or that used by cutlers and others who breathe an atmosphere charged with metallic particles; a respirator.
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Quotations

  • Adlai E. Stevenson
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    “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.”

Usage

In literature:

A great many contracted asthmas and other diseases of the lungs, by inhaling steam.
"The Monikins" by J. Fenimore Cooper
Let me inhale the perfume of your roses, without hearing that possibly a worm battens on their petals.
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
Then after perhaps a few ineffectual struggles the latter would succumb to the effects of his inhalation.
"The Mystery of a Hansom Cab" by Fergus Hume
Mrs. Ponsonby was sitting by the open window of the library, inhaling the pleasant scents of July.
"Dynevor Terrace (Vol. I)" by Charlotte M. Yonge
If you spray the flowers with it, and then walk round and inhale them, you get quite a genial reaction.
"In the Sweet Dry and Dry" by Christopher Morley
A Chicago boy attempted suicide by inhaling gas, although he was discovered before it was too late.
"Stammering, Its Cause and Cure" by Benjamin Nathaniel Bogue
She gazed straight before her, inhaling through her arched nostrils.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
One seems to inhale fresh vitality from its unpeopled immensity.
"The Romance of the Colorado River" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
Inhale through the nose quietly and easily.
"Power Through Repose" by Annie Payson Call
In fact, he has lived in an atmosphere of infectious belief, and he has inhaled it.
"Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society" by Walter Bagehot
There was a nauseating influence in it; where had I inhaled that subtle perfume last?
"Vendetta" by Marie Corelli
This they smoked incessantly, inhaling all the smoke, so that none of the effect should be lost.
"The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete" by General Philip Henry Sheridan
The end of McQuade's cigar waxed and waned according to his inhalations.
"Half a Rogue" by Harold MacGrath
The instant I inhale a fly it acts as an emetic.
"Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration" by Ernest Giles
The tall, lank fellow looked earnestly at me; Tahoontowhee lighted a pipe, drew a deep, full inhalation from it, passed it to me.
"The Hidden Children" by Robert W. Chambers
She was on the verge of collapse, having inhaled a great deal of smoke.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Across Country" by Janet Aldridge
The most familiar example of this occurs at the beginning of the inhalation of laughing gas.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
He seemed to inhale a message.
"The Higher Court" by Mary Stewart Daggett
Come, let me inhale your breath.
"A Twofold Life" by Wilhelmine von Hillern
Animals who inhaled it fell as if shot, so sudden was the action.
"World's End" by Richard Jefferies
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In poetry:

The cactus exhales
the moon
inhales and to this
there is no end
"Poem" by Ernesto Trejo
Age that can find red roses sweet,
And yet not crave a rose-red mouth;
Hear Bulbuls, with no wish that feet
Of sweeter singers went his way;
Inhale warm breezes from the South,
Yet never fed his fancy stray.
"Protest:" by Laurence Hope
There visitors can enjoy themselves during the holidays,
And be shaded by the trees from the sun's rays,
And admire the beautiful primroses that grow there;
And inhale their sweet perfume that fills the air.
"The Den o' Fowlis" by William Topaz McGonagall
My quiet little garden! — I hear the rolling wheel
Of the city's busy multitude along the highway peal,
I tread thy paths more fondly, and inhale the circling air
That glads and cools me on its way from that wide mart of care.
"My Garden" by Caroline Howard Gilman
The walk underneath the Dean Bridge is lovely to see.
And as ye view the scenery it will fill your heart with glee.
It is good for the people's health to be walking there
As they gaze on the beauties of Nature and inhale pure air.
"The River of Leith" by William Topaz McGonagall
With wanton boughs and pranksome hues,
Aloft in air aspires the stem;
The glittering leaves inhale the dews,
But fruits are not concealed in them.
From the small kernel's undiscerned repose
The oak that lords it o'er the forest grows.
"Breadth And Depth" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

Prosecutors say driver in Palatine collision affected by inhalant in addition to heroin, cocaine.
'Inhale,' on organ trade, could use a brain.
When the pleasant odor reached my nostrils, I inhaled deeply—and then began wondering if I should have.
Goupil's parents, Jamie and Darlene Goupil, said two blood tests did not turn up any sign of inhalants in their daughter's body.
Officials say a fire at a storm-damaged office skyscraper in New York City's Financial District has left more than two dozen people with smoke inhalation , including a firefighter.
NEW YORK — Officials say a fire at a storm-damaged office skyscraper in New York City's Financial District has left more than two dozen people with smoke inhalation , including a firefighter.
The Dangers of Smoke Inhalation .
Mom escapes, treated for smoke inhalation .
Enfield Girl Died Of Smoke Inhalation .
Firefighter Suffers Smoke Inhalation .
Smoke inhalation claimed young Greenfield victims.
The scene of a fatal fire in Greenfield, where two children died from acute smoke inhalation .
Hundreds of people removed from building after powder is inhaled by employees.
ODON — A Capehart Manor resident died of smoke inhalation Saturday after her apartment caught fire.
You're going to pay a lot more for your inhaler beginning January 1st.
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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
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