inblow

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English inblowen, from Old English inblāwan (to inspire, breathe upon, inflate, puff up), equivalent to in- +‎ blow.

Verb[edit]

inblow (third-person singular simple present inblows, present participle inblowing, simple past inblew, past participle inblown)

  1. (transitive) To blow into; puff up; inflate.
  2. (transitive) To breathe into; inspire.
    • 1998, William C. Chittick, The self-disclosure of God:
      Then the spiritual and sensory faculties follow the creation of this partial spirit that is inblown by way of tawḥīd, for He says, I blew [15:29]. As for the spirit of Jesus, it is inblown through bringing together and manyness, for within him are the faculties ...
  3. (intransitive) To blow in.

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Noun[edit]

inblow (plural inblows)

  1. The act or process of blowing in or into; inflation.
    • 1949, Institution of Mining Engineers (Great Britain), Transactions of the Institution of Mining Engineers: Volume 109:
      During the full gasification stage, after piercing has been effected, the enlargement of the cracks requires a progressively increasing inblow.
    • 1980, O. (Otto) Neugebauer, Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR., Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematics abstracts: Volume 419:
      Within the frame of the Pandtl model the evident formula for the principle of rate defect in a turbulent boundary layer are obtained when unregular inblow takes place as well as in tubes with exhausting and inblow.
  2. That which is blown in.