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

  • adj. Used in or for inhaling.
  • n. Something inhaled.
  • n. A medication, anesthetic, or other compound in vapor or aerosol form, taken by inhalation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. intended for inhaling
  • n. something, especially a medication, that is inhaled

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inhaling; used for inhaling.
  • n. An apparatus also called an inhaler (which see); also, that which is to be inhaled, especially a medicine taken by inhalation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That inhales; serving for inhalation: as, the inhalant end of a duct; the inhalant pores of sponges (that is, the pores through which streams of water enter). See cuts under Porifera and Spongilla. Also spelled inhalent.
  • n. That which is inhaled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inhaling or serving for inhalation
  • n. something that is inhaled
  • n. a medication to be taken by inhaling it


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