• IPA: /ˌɪnhəˈleɪʃən/, [ˌɪnɦəˈleɪʃn̩]


  1. The act of inhaling; inbreathing.
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, Chapter I,
      The girl stooped to pluck a rose, and as she bent over it, her profile was clearly outlined. She held the flower to her face with a long-drawn inhalation, then went up the steps, crossed the piazza, opened the door without knocking, and entered the house with the air of one thoroughly at home.
  2. The substance (medicament) which is inhaled.
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