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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exhale  \Ex*hale"\,  v.  i. 
  To  rise  or  be  given  off  as  vapor;  to  pass  off  or  vanish. 
 
  Their  inspiration  exhaled  in  elegies.  --Prescott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exhale  \Ex*hale"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exaled},  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n..  {Exaling}.]  [L.  exhalare  ex  out  +  halare  to  breathe; 
  cf.F.  exhaler.  Cf  {Inhale}.] 
  1.  To  breathe  out  Hence:  To  emit,  as  vapor;  to  send  out  as 
  an  odor;  to  evaporate;  as  the  earth  exhales  vapor; 
  marshes  exhale  noxious  effluvia. 
 
  Less  fragrant  scents  the  unfolding  rose  exhales. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  draw  out  to  cause  to  be  emitted  in  vapor;  as  the  sum 
  exhales  the  moisture  of  the  earth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exhale 
  v  1:  expel  air;  "Exhale  when  you  lift  the  weight"  [syn:  {expire}, 
  {breathe  out}]  [ant:  {inhale}] 
  2:  give  out  as  of  breath  or  an  odor;  "The  chimney  exhales  a 
  thick  smoke"  [syn:  {give  forth},  {emanate}] 




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