Definition of "exhale" []

  • To breathe out. (verb-intransitive)
  • To emit air or vapor. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be given off or emitted. (verb-intransitive)
  • To blow (something) forth or breathe (something) out. (verb-transitive)
  • To give off; emit: chimneys exhaling dense smoke. (verb-transitive)
  • To expel (breath, tobacco smoke, etc) from the lungs; breathe out (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To give off (air, vapour, fumes, etc) or (of air, vapour, etc) to be given off; emanate (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "exhale" in a sentence
  • "His tongue is still slack in his mouth and the exhale is a loud and welcome sound."
  • "I have a nurse trainee to watch over me tonight, so no "expire", just "exhale" - cheers!"
  • "The sound of her exhale was the most fun to imitate at the breakfast table the next morning."