Definitions for: Exhalation


[n] the act of expelling air from the lungs
[n] exhaled breath



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex`ha*la"tion, n. [L. exhalatio: cf. F. exhalaison,
exhalation.]
1. The act or process of exhaling, or sending forth in the
form of steam or vapor; evaporation.

2. That which is exhaled, or which rises in the form of
vapor, fume, or steam; effluvium; emanation; as,
exhalations from the earth or flowers, decaying matter,
etc.

Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise From hill or
steaming lake. --Milton.

3. A bright phenomenon; a meteor.

I shall fall Like a bright exhalation in the
evening. --Shak.

Synonyms: breathing out, expiration, halitus

See Also: blow, breath, breath, breathing, cough, coughing, external respiration, halitosis, huffing, puff, puffing, respiration, snorting, ventilation, wind

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