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exhalation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exhalation  \Ex`ha*la"tion\,  n.  [L.  exhalatio:  cf  F.  exhalaison 
  exhalation.] 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  exhaling,  or  sending  forth  in  the 
  form  of  steam  or  vapor;  evaporation. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  exhaled,  or  which  rises  in  the  form  of 
  vapor,  fume,  or  steam;  effluvium;  emanation;  as 
  exhalations  from  the  earth  or  flowers,  decaying  matter, 
  etc 
 
  Ye  mists  and  exhalations,  that  now  rise  From  hill  or 
  steaming  lake.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  A  bright  phenomenon;  a  meteor. 
 
  I  shall  fall  Like  a  bright  exhalation  in  the 
  evening.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exhalation 
  n  :  the  act  of  inhaling  [syn:  {expiration},  {breathing  out}] 




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