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Definition of "inhale" []

  • To draw (air or smoke, for example) into the lungs by breathing; inspire. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To consume rapidly or eagerly; devour: inhaled lunch and then rushed off to the meeting. (verb-transitive)
  • To breathe in; inspire. (verb-intransitive)
  • To draw smoke into the lungs; puff. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "inhale" in a sentence
  • "I figure any day I can still wake up and inhale is a win."
  • "To say you didn’t inhale is to declare yourself to have been the clueless Mr. Jones in Dylan’s famous song and expecting to get credit for it!"
  • "(Although Bill says he didn't inhale, which is pure bullsheet!)"