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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inhalation mean? 

  The noun INHALATION has 2 senses:

1. the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
2. a medication to be taken by inhaling it

  Familiarity information: INHALATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1inhalation [BACK TO TOP]


The act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


breathing in; inhalation; aspiration; inspiration

Hypernyms ("inhalation" is a kind of...):

breath (the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "inhalation"):

gasp; pant (a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open)

drag; puff; pull (a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke))

Holonyms ("inhalation" is a part of...):

breathing; external respiration; respiration; ventilation (the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation)

Sense 2inhalation [BACK TO TOP]


A medication to be taken by inhaling it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


inhalant; inhalation

Hypernyms ("inhalation" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

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