insufflate

[ in-suhf-leyt ]

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Part of Speech

verb

Origin + Etymology

Late 17th century

from late Latin insufflat- ‘blown into’, from the verb insufflare, from in- ‘into’ + sufflare ‘blow’ (from sub- ‘from below’ + flare ‘to blow’)

Synonyms

  • puff
  • smell
  • sniff
  • snort
  • suck in

Antonyms

  • breathe out
  • exhale

Definition

to blow or breathe (something) in

Example

You'll want to insufflate as you walk through the fields of lavender.

Usage Over Time

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