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English definition of “inhale”

inhale

verb uk   /ɪnˈheɪl/ us  

inhale verb (BREATHE)

[I or T] to breathe air, smoke, or gas into your lungs: She flung open the window and inhaled deeply. She became ill shortly after inhaling the fumes.
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inhale verb (EAT)

[T] US informal to eat something extremely fast: Tony inhaled his burger.
inhalation
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.həˈleɪ.ʃən/ us  
Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.
(Definition of inhale from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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