inhaler (plural inhalers)

  1. One who inhales.
    • 1963, Consumers Union of United States, Consumer reports (volume 28, page 277)
      The exposure of the mouse lungs to smoke was, of course, relatively mild as compared with the exposure of the lungs of a human smoke-inhaler who gets true cancer.
  2. (medicine) A device with a canister holding medicine (either in powder or gas form) which is sprayed and inhaled by the patient, often for treating asthma and other respiratory diseases.
  • French: inhalateur
  • German: Inhalator
  • Portuguese: inalador, bombinha (informal)
  • Russian: ингаля́тор

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