Meaning of exhale

ex•hale

Pronunciation: (eks-hāl', ek-sāl'), [key]
— v., -haled, -hal•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to emit breath or vapor; breathe out.
  2. to pass off as vapor; pass off as an effluence.
—v.t.
  1. to breathe out; emit (air, vapor, sound, etc.): to exhale a sigh.
  2. to give off as vapor: The engine exhaled steam.
  3. to draw out as a vapor or effluence; evaporate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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