exhalation vs expiration what difference

what is difference between exhalation and expiration

English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

exhalation (countable and uncountable, plural exhalations)

  1. The act or process of exhaling; breathing out
  2. That which is exhaled, or which rises in the form of vapor, fume, or steam
    • 1894, Ivan Dexter, Talmud: A Strange Narrative of Central Australia, published in serial form in Port Adelaide News and Lefevre’s Peninsula Advertiser (SA), Chapter II, [1]
      For a week the party watched the flood, and each day it receded to a considerable extent. A thick deposit of mud was left behind, but though the sun shone out warmly no offensive exhalations arose.
  3. A bright phenomenon; a meteor.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛɡ.za.la.sjɔ̃/

Noun

exhalation f (plural exhalations)

  1. exhalation

Related terms

  • exhaler

Further reading

  • “exhalation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French expiration, from Latin exspīrātiōnem, accusative singular of exspīrātiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛk.spəˈɹeɪ.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

expiration (countable and uncountable, plural expirations)

  1. The act of expiring.
  2. The act or process of breathing out, or forcing air from the lungs through the nose or mouth
    respiration consists of inspiration and expiration
  3. Emission of volatile matter; exhalation.
  4. (euphemistic) The last emission of breath; death.
  5. A cessation, extinction, ending
  6. That which is produced by breathing out, as a sound.

Usage notes

In most senses, mainly US; UK equivalent is expiry.

Synonyms

  • (breathing out): exhalation
  • (cessation): termination, end

Antonyms

  • (breathing out): inspiration, inhalation

Derived terms

  • expiration date

Related terms

  • expiry
  • expire

Translations


French

Etymology

From Middle French expiration, borrowed from Latin exspīrātiōnem, accusative singular of exspīrātiō.

Pronunciation

Noun

expiration f (plural expirations)

  1. expiration (act of expiring)
  2. expiration (act of breathing out)
  3. expiration (end)

Related terms

  • expirer

Further reading

  • “expiration” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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