Inhaler In*hal"er, n. 1. One who inhales. [1913 Webster]

2. An apparatus for inhaling any vapor or volatile substance, such as ether or chloroform, or an aerosol mist of a solution, for medicinal purposes; as, he alway carried his inhaler around in his pocket in case he had asthmatic attack. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. A contrivance to filter, as air, in order to protect the lungs from inhaling damp or cold air, noxious gases, dust, etc.; also, the respiratory apparatus for divers. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inhaler — [ inale ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1825; lat. inhalare ♦ Aspirer par inhalation. ⇒ absorber , aspirer, inspirer, respirer. Inhaler de l air froid, de la fumée, un gaz dangereux. Méd. Inhaler des vapeurs d eucalyptus. ⊗ CONTR. Exhaler. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inhaler — ► NOUN ▪ a portable device for administering a drug which is to be inhaled …   English terms dictionary

  • inhaler — [in hāl′ər] n. 1. a person who inhales 2. RESPIRATOR (sense 1) 3. a device for administering medicine in the form of a vapor by inhalation …   English World dictionary

  • Inhaler — NOTOC An inhaler or puffer is a medical device used for delivering medication into the body via the lungs. It is mainly used in the treatment of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).There are several different types of inhalers …   Wikipedia

  • INHALER — v. tr. Introduire dans les voies respiratoires certaines substances thérapeutiques. Inhaler des vapeurs d’eucalyptus. Inhaler de l’ozone …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • inhaler — UK [ɪnˈheɪlə(r)] / US [ɪnˈheɪlər] noun [countable] Word forms inhaler : singular inhaler plural inhalers a tube used for inhaling medicine into your lungs to help you to breathe more easily …   English dictionary

  • inhaler — Inhalant In*hal ant, n. An apparatus also called an {inhaler} (which see); also, that which is to be inhaled, especially a medicine taken by inhalation. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inhaler — noun Date: 1778 1. a device by means of which medicinal material is inhaled < an asthma inhaler > 2. one that inhales …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Inhaler — In|ha|ler 〈[ hɛılə(r)] m. 3〉 = Inhalator [zu engl. inhale „einatmen“; zu lat. inhalare „einhauchen“] * * * In|ha|ler [ɪn heɪlə], der; s, [engl. inhaler, zu: to inhale < lat. inhalare, ↑inhalieren]: Inhalationsapparat …   Universal-Lexikon

  • inhaler — noun Inhaler is used after these nouns: ↑nicotine …   Collocations dictionary

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