What does the word inhale mean?

Usage examples for inhale

  1. Once more the tube became a chamber, and that horrid force threatened to flatten their bodies; but the worst had passed, for that precious cylinder now gave them air to inhale, and they were enabled to wait for the lifting of the cloud once more. – The Lost City by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
  2. Angelique raised her face, gazing at the altar as if to inhale the heavy scent of the incense that came wafted in clouds over the two women. – A Second Home by Honore de Balzac
  3. It seemed as if he could not inhale deeply enough the crisp, bracing air. – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter