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English definition of “inhale”

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
(Definition of inhale verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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