exhale

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From Middle French exhaler, from Latin exhalare, from ex (out) + halare (to breathe).

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exhale (third-person singular simple present exhales, present participle exhaling, simple past and past participle exhaled)

  1. (intransitive) To expel air from the lungs through the nose or mouth by action of the diaphragm.
  2. (intransitive) To pass off in the form of vapour; to emerge.
    • 2008, Gregor Dallas, Metrostop Paris, John Murray 2009, p. 9:
      Above was a tiled roof – though from that imperfect tiling exhaled stench and pestilence.
  3. (transitive) To expel (something) from the lungs by action of the diaphragm.
  4. (transitive) To emit (a vapour, an odour, etc.).
    The earth exhales vapor; marshes exhale noxious effluvia.
    • Alexander Pope
      Less fragrant scents the unfolding rose exhales.
  5. (transitive) To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapour.
    The sun exhales the moisture of the earth.

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French[edit]

Verb[edit]

exhale

  1. first-person singular present indicative of exhaler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of exhaler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of exhaler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of exhaler
  5. second-person singular imperative of exhaler

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exhale

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of exhalar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of exhalar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of exhalar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of exhalar.