Inhaler

In*hal"er

(?), n. 1. One who inhales.
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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.
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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.
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