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

v expel air

Exhale when you lift the weight”
breathe out, expire
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

v give out (breath or an odor)

“The chimney exhales a thick smoke”
emanate, give forth
Type of:
breathe, emit, pass off
expel (gases or odors)

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