exhalation

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exhalation

[‚eks·ə′lā·shən]
(geophysics)
The process by which radioactive gases escape from the surface layers of soil or loose rock, where they are formed by decay of radioactive salts.
(physiology)
The giving off or sending forth in the form of vapor; expiration.
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From the open door there reeked a horrible poisonous exhalation which set us gasping and coughing.
He drew the first whiff of smoke deep into his lungs and expelled it in a long and lingering exhalation.
It carries in its bosom all the energies of the past, yet is itself an exhalation of the morning.
Mr Pancks took another long inhalation, another long exhalation, another long sagacious look at Clennam.
Catching up the light, they made the best of their way home, at a good round trot; and long after their dusky forms had ceased to be discernible, the light might have been seen twinkling and dancing in the distance, like some exhalation of the damp and gloomy atmosphere through which it was swiftly borne.
Allow your attention to focus in the changing rhythms of your inhalations and exhalations.
High winds are expected to bring low temperatures and snow, as the country braces for the last exhalations of winter amid celebrations of incipient spring.
Airway resistance (Raw), through the lung's airways, is generally the result of the molecular friction as the air molecules travel in and out of the lung with either forced exhalations or through normal breathing.
By taking pressure off the thorax, bipedalism gave us the breath control needed for speaking and the ability to chop up our exhalations, giving the characteristic ha-ha-ha sound of human laughter.
Hypertension lessens with a slow breathing practice (fewer than ten breaths per minute), especially when exhalations are lengthened.
Instead we find the exhalations taken up as a pair in each of three spaces: above the earth (combustion/condensation), on the earth's surface (winds/rivers) and under the earth (metals/minerals).
Mary's breath was heavy, as she panted with fear at the approach of the ghostly woman, and her exhalations were visible as a plume of mist - but the ghost had no visible exhaled breath, and she began to sing.