When you breathe, you inhale and exhale. In other words, you breathe in and out. When you breathe out, you exhale.

If you exhale on a cold winter day, your breath looks like smoke in the frigid air. Yoga classes, with their emphasis on breathing, involve a lot of inhaling and exhaling. When you exhale, your lungs push air out, reducing the carbon dioxide in your body and making room for you to inhale oxygen. The Latin root exhalare combines ex, "out," and halare, "breathe."

Definitions of exhale
  1. verb
    expel air
    Exhale when you lift the weight”
    synonyms: breathe out, expire
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    breathe in, inhale, inspire
    draw in (air)
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    make a snorting sound by exhaling hard
    exhale hard
    gasp, heave, pant, puff
    breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted
    chuff, huff, puff
    blow hard and loudly
    blow or breathe hard on or into
    type of:
    breathe, respire, suspire, take a breath
    draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
  2. verb
    give out (breath or an odor)
    “The chimney exhales a thick smoke”
    synonyms: emanate, give forth
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    type of:
    breathe, emit, pass off
    expel (gases or odors)
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