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inhalation

  
  ( inhalations    plural  )
1       n-var   Inhalation is the process or act of breathing in, taking air and sometimes other substances into your lungs.  
FORMAL, Antonym: exhalation   ...a complete cycle of inhalation and exhalation..., They were taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation..., Take several deep inhalations.     
2       n-count   An inhalation is a treatment for colds and other illnesses in which you dissolve substances in hot water and breathe in the vapour.  
Inhalations can soothe and control the cough...     
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inhalation

  
  
breath, breathing, inhaling, inspiration  

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n.
artificial long word coined to mean a lung disease known as silicosis, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of ultra-microscopic particles of crystalline silica volcanic dust. It has the particularity of being the longest word in the English language published in a dictionary
Longer tech. terms exist (up to 189,819 letters!).The word, presumably coined in 1935 by E.M. Smith (pres. of the National Puzzlers'League) in imitation of very long medical terms, contains 45 letters
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