verb (used with object), inhaled, inhaling.
to breathe in; draw in by breathing:
to inhale the polluted air.
verb (used without object), inhaled, inhaling.
to breathe in, especially the smoke of cigarettes, cigars, etc.:
Do you inhale when you smoke?
to draw (breath) into the lungs; breathe in
1725, “to breathe in,” back-formation from inhalation or else from Latin inhalare “breathe upon,” from in- “upon” (see in- (2)) + halare “breathe.” Related: Inhaled; inhaling. Current sense is because the word was taken as the opposite of exhale. Slang sense of “eat rapidly” is recorded from 1924. As a noun, by 1934. Related: Inhaled; inhaling.
inhale in·hale (ĭn-hāl’)
v. in·haled, in·hal·ing, in·hales
To eat or drink, esp rapidly: I inhaled my lunch because I didn’t have much time to eat (1924+)
[in-hey-ler] /ɪnˈheɪ lər/ noun 1. an apparatus or device used in medicinal vapors, anesthetics, etc. 2. a respirator. 3. a person who . /ɪnˈheɪlə/ noun 1. a device for breathing in therapeutic vapours through the nose or mouth, esp one for relieving nasal congestion or asthma 2. a person who inhales inhaler in·hal·er (ĭn-hā’lər) n. […]
[in-yuh m-bah-nuh] /ˌɪn yəmˈbɑ nə/ noun 1. a seaport in SE Mozambique. /ˌɪnjəmˈbɑːnə/ noun 1. a port in SE Mozambique on an inlet of the Mozambique Channel (Inhambane Bay). Pop: about 70 000 (latest est)
[in-hahr-mon-ik] /ˌɪn hɑrˈmɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. not ; dissonant.
[in-hahr-moh-nee-uh s] /ˌɪn hɑrˈmoʊ ni əs/ adjective 1. not ; discordant; unmelodious. 2. not congenial or compatible; discordant; disagreeing: It was unpleasant to spend an evening with such an inharmonious group. /ˌɪnhɑːˈməʊnɪəs/ adjective 1. Also inharmonic (ˌɪnhɑːˈmɒnɪk). lacking harmony; discordant 2. lacking accord or agreement adj. 1711, from in- (1) “not” + harmonious. Related: Inharmoniously.