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?

1715–25; in-2 + (ex)hale

uninhaled, adjective Unabridged
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inhale (ɪnˈheɪl)
to draw (breath) into the lungs; breathe in
[C18: from in-² + Latin halāre to breathe]

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Word Origin & History

1623 (implied in inhalation), from L. inhalare "breathe upon," from in- "upon" + halare "breathe." Taken in Fr. and Eng. as the opposite of exhale. Slang sense of "eat rapidly" is recorded from 1924.
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inhale in·hale (ĭn-hāl')
v. in·haled, in·hal·ing, in·hales

  1. To breathe in; inspire.

  2. To draw something such as smoke or a medicinal mist into the lungs by breathing; inspire.

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Example sentences
It's a toss-up whether to spread it on thick tortilla chips or to leave it in
  the center of the table and simply inhale the aroma.
People catch the disease after they inhale infected particles of dried rodent
  dung and urine.
They will notice how air fills their lungs when they inhale and gets pushed out
  when they exhale.
Animals may inhale these toxic vapors, damaging their nervous system and organs.
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