Exhalation

Ex`ha*la"tion

(?), n. [L. exhalatio: cf. F. exhalaison, exhalation.] 1. The act or process of exhaling, or sending forth in the form of steam or vapor; evaporation.
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2. That which is exhaled, or which rises in the form of vapor, fume, or steam; effluvium; emanation; as, exhalations from the earth or flowers, decaying matter, etc.
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Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise
From hill or steaming lake.
Milton.
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3. A bright phenomenon; a meteor. [archaic]
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I shall fall
Like a bright exhalation in the evening.
Shak.
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