[syn: exhalation, expiration, breathing out]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Exhalation \Ex`ha*la"tion\, n. [L. exhalatio: cf. F. exhalaison,
1. The act or process of exhaling, or sending forth in the
form of steam or vapor; evaporation.
2. That which is exhaled, or which rises in the form of
vapor, fume, or steam; effluvium; emanation; as,
exhalations from the earth or flowers, decaying matter,
Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise
From hill or steaming lake. --Milton.
3. A bright phenomenon; a meteor. [archaic]
[1913 Webster +PJC]
I shall fall
Like a bright exhalation in the evening. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: exhaled breath [syn: halitus, exhalation]
2: the act of expelling air from the lungs [syn: exhalation,
expiration, breathing out]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
18 Moby Thesaurus words for "exhalation":
air, breath, effluvium, emanation, emission, evaporation, exhaust,
expiration, fog, fume, gas, mist, puff, respiration, steam,
suspiration, vapor, whiff