In*hal"er (?), n.

1.

One who inhales.

2.

An apparatus for inhaling any vapor or volatile substance, as ether or chloroform, for medicinal purposes.

3.

A contrivance to filter, as air, in order to protect the lungs from inhaling damp or cold air, noxious gases, dust, etc.; also, the respiratory apparatus for divers.

 

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