from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Functioning in exhalation.
  • n. An organ, such as the siphon of a clam, that is used for exhalation.

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  • adj. exhaling (emitting a fluid)
  • n. Something that emits a fluid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the quality of exhaling or evaporating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the quality of exhaling or emitting.
  • n. That which exhales or is exhaled.
  • n. Also, less properly, exhalent.


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  • This water passes over the gills where two things happen before the water is returned to the environment by the exhalant siphon.


  • Accedit ad hoc, quod natura in contemplatione, cerebro prorsus cordique intenta, stomachum heparque destituit, unde ex alimentis male coctis, sanguis crassus et niger efficitur, dum nimio otio membrorum superflui vapores non exhalant.

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  • Vel per propriam affectionem, vel per consensum, cum vapores exhalant in cerebrum.

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  • Vapores crassi et nigri, a ventriculo in cerebrum exhalant.

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  • In the latter class there are vast differences, but uniformly intellect is prominent above sensibility; human faith and love are _exhalant_, aspirant, and rendered of a vapory subtilty by the interpenetration with them of the Olympian sunlight of thought and imagination.

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  • Through haunted nights he had fought maddening memories of Io's shadowed eyes, of the exhalant, irresistible femininity of her, of the pulses of her heart against his on that wild and wonderful night in the flood; and he had won to an armed peace, in which the outposts of his spirit were ever on guard against the recurrent thoughts of her.

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  • "La femelle du tigre, exhalant l'odeur du carnage, fait retentir les solitudes de l'Afrique de ses miaulements affreux, et paraît remplie d'attraits à ses cruels amants."

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  • "In puteis est remedium, quale et crebri specus praebent: conceptum enim spiritum exhalant: quod in certis notatur oppidis, quae minus quatiuntur, crebris ad eluviem cuniculis cavata."

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  • This is an important step since the inhalant and exhalant canals are located right beside one another.

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  • L’appel si frais du matin délicieux exhalant son encens

    Literary translation (English)


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