Ex*hale" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exaled (?), p. pr. & vb. n.. Exaling.] [L. exhalare; ex out + halare to breathe; cf.F. exhaler. Cf. Inhale.]

1.

To breathe out. Hence: To emit, as vapor; to send out, as an odor; to evaporate; as, the earth exhales vapor; marshes exhale noxious effluvia.

Less fragrant scents the unfolding rose exhales. Pope.

2.

To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapor; as, the sum exhales the moisture of the earth.

 

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Ex*hale", v. i.

To rise or be given off, as vapor; to pass off, or vanish.

Their inspiration exhaled in elegies. Prescott.

 

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