Antonyms of verb exhale

1 of 2 senses of exhale

Sense 1
exhale, expire, breathe out -- (expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight")
       Antonym of inhale (Sense 2)
      => inhale, inspire, breathe in -- (draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb exhale

2 senses of exhale

Sense 1
exhale, expire, breathe out -- (expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight")
       => breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire -- (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring")

Sense 2
exhale, give forth, emanate -- (give out (breath or an odor); "The chimney exhales a thick smoke")
       => emit, breathe, pass off -- (expel (gases or odors))

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