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exhale (v.)

c. 1400, exale, transitive, originally of liquids, perfumes, the breath of life, etc., from Old French exhaler (14c.) and directly from Latin exhalare "breathe out, evaporate," from ex "out" (see ex-) + halare "breathe." Of living things, "to breathe out," 1580s transitive; by 1837 intransitive. Related: Exhaled; exhaling.

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Definitions of exhale

exhale (v.)
expel air;
Synonyms: expire / breathe out
exhale (v.)
give out (breath or an odor);
The chimney exhales a thick smoke
Synonyms: give forth / emanate
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