Definition of exhalation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɛksəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The process or action of exhaling: the gas produced at the end of exhalation from deep within the lung
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  • It maintains the process of inhalation and exhalation as well as sensual acuity.
  • Slowly begin to deepen your breathing, little by little, so each inhalation grows slightly deeper and each exhalation extends a bit further.
  • Also, allow your chest muscles to fall deeper and deeper within you on each exhalation.
1.1 [count noun] An expiration of air from the lungs: he let his breath out in a long exhalation of relief
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  • Close your eyes and listen quietly to your inhalations and exhalations for about 30 seconds.
  • The forceful inhalations and exhalations of these exercises strengthen the diaphragm and lungs.
  • Danny goes offline with a large exhalation of relief.
1.2 [count noun] An amount of vapour or fumes given off by something: moist exhalations from the sea [mass noun]: the nocturnal exhalation of vapours from decaying vegetable matter
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  • The Meteors is divided into ten discourses on a variety of topics: terrestrial bodies, vapours and exhalations, the nature of salt, winds, clouds, rainbows, snow and hail, storms, and a few other phenomena.
  • These products of earth's exhalations included not only weather events like wind and rain, but also fireballs, shooting stars, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and Northern Lights.
  • Alchemical treatises frequently warned of the hazards of working with sulphurous exhalations and volatile chemicals.
emission, giving off, emanation, discharge;
fume, vapour, effluvium, effluent

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