Meaning of “inhale” in the English Dictionary

"inhale" in British English

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inhaleverb

uk /ɪnˈheɪl/ us /ɪnˈheɪl/

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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inhalation
noun [ U ] uk /ˌɪn.həˈleɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌɪn.həˈleɪ.ʃən/

Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.

(Definition of “inhale” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inhale" in American English

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inhaleverb [ I/T ]

us /ɪnˈheɪl/

to breathe in something:

[ I/T ] She inhaled (the fresh air) deeply.
inhalation
noun [ U ] us /ˌɪn·həˈleɪ·ʃən/

Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.

(Definition of “inhale” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)