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inhaler


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inhaler  \In*hal"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  inhales. 
 
  2.  An  apparatus  for  inhaling  any  vapor  or  volatile  substance, 
  as  ether  or  chloroform,  for  medicinal  purposes. 
 
  3.  A  contrivance  to  filter,  as  air,  in  order  to  protect  the 
  lungs  from  inhaling  damp  or  cold  air,  noxious  gases,  dust, 
  etc.;  also  the  respiratory  apparatus  for  divers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inhaler 
  n  :  produces  a  chemical  vapor  to  be  inhaled  in  order  to  relieve 
  nasal  congestion  [syn:  {inhalator}] 




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