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English verb: inhale

1. inhale (consumption) draw deep into the lungs in by breathing

SamplesClinton smoked marijuana but never inhaled.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)smoke

2. inhale (body) draw in (air)

SamplesInhale deeply.
Inhale the fresh mountain air.
The patient has trouble inspiring.
The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well.

Synonymsbreathe in, inspire

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)breathe, respire, suspire, take a breath

Narrower (hyponym)aspirate, drag, draw, huff, puff, sniff, sniffle, snivel, snort, snuff, snuffle

Antonymsbreathe out, exhale, expire

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