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inhalation (n.)

1620s, "a breathing in," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin inhalare "breathe upon" (used here as if it meant "to breathe in"), from in- "on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + halare "breathe."

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Definitions of inhalation from WordNet

inhalation (n.)
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing;
Synonyms: inspiration / aspiration / intake / breathing in
inhalation (n.)
a medication to be taken by inhaling it;
Synonyms: inhalant
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