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inhale

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ɪnˈheɪl/ formal
to breathe air, smoke, or gas into your lungs: People who had inhaled the fumes were taken to hospital.Breathing and stopping breathing
US informal to eat something very quickly: Slow down, you're inhaling that pizza!EatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
Translations of “inhale”
in Arabic يَستَنشِق…
in Korean 흡입하다…
in Malaysian menyedut…
in French respirer…
in Turkish nefes almak, içine çekmek, solumak…
in Italian inspirare, aspirare, inalare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 呼吸, 吸氣, 吸入…
in Russian вдыхать, заглатывать…
in Polish wdychać, pochłaniać…
in Vietnamese hít vào…
in Spanish inhalar, aspirar…
in Portuguese inalar…
in Thai หายใจเข้า…
in German einatmen…
in Catalan inhalar…
in Japanese 吸い込む…
in Indonesian menghirup…
in Chinese (Simplified) 呼吸, 吸气, 吸入…
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