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 for exhale
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exhale \Ex*hale"\ ([e^]ks*h[=a]l" or [e^]gz*[=a]l"), v. t. [imp.
     & p. p. Exaled, p. pr. & vb. n.. Exaling.] [L. exhalare;
     ex out + halare to breathe; cf.F. exhaler. Cf. Inhale.]
     1. To breathe out. Hence: To emit, as vapor; to send out, as
        an odor; to evaporate; as, the earth exhales vapor;
        marshes exhale noxious effluvia.
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              Less fragrant scents the unfolding rose exhales.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapor; as, the sun
        exhales the moisture of the earth.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Exhale \Ex*hale"\, v. i.
     To rise or be given off, as vapor; to pass off, or vanish.
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           Their inspiration exhaled in elegies.    --Prescott.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  exhale
      v 1: expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight" [syn:
           exhale, expire, breathe out] [ant: breathe in,
           inhale, inspire]
      2: give out (breath or an odor); "The chimney exhales a thick
         smoke" [syn: exhale, give forth, emanate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "exhale":
     aerate, aerify, atomize, be aromatic, be redolent of, blow,
     blow off, breathe, breathe hard, breathe in, breathe out,
     carbonate, chlorinate, cough, discharge, distill, eject, emanate,
     emit, emit a smell, etherify, etherize, evacuate, evaporate,
     exhaust, expel, expire, fluidize, fractionate, fume, fumigate,
     gasify, gasp, give forth, give off, give out, give vent to, gulp,
     hack, hiccup, huff, hydrogenate, inhale, inspire, issue forth,
     let out, open the floodgates, open the sluices, oxygenate, pant,
     pass off, perfume, puff, reek, respire, send out, sigh, smell,
     smell of, smoke, sneeze, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff,
     snuffle, spray, steam, stink, sublimate, sublime, throw off, vapor,
     vaporize, volatilize, wheeze, yield an odor
  
  

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