Etymology
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inhale (v.)

1725, "to breathe in, draw air into the lungs," a back-formation from inhalation or else from French inhaler in this sense; used as a word to be the opposite of exhale. Slang sense of "eat rapidly" is recorded from 1924. As a noun, "act of inhaling," by 1904. Related: Inhaled; inhaling.

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Definitions of inhale

inhale (v.)
draw deep into the lungs in by breathing;
Clinton smoked marijuana but never inhaled
inhale (v.)
draw in (air);
inhale the fresh mountain air
Synonyms: inspire / breathe in
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