One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A device for inhaling something, especially oxygen; a respirator; an inhaler.
- ‘As for the direction, an asthma attack is shown getting instant relief from a pink inhalator.’
- ‘A special form of apparatus, the H-H inhalator, for the administration of a mixture of oxygen and carbon dioxide to asphyxiated patients was, therefore, devised and has been widely introduced.’
- ‘They have devised an ultrasound hydrogen peroxide vapor inhalator that allows oxygen radicals to be generated and breathed in.’
- ‘While the tobacco industry does make large profits, they are nothing compared with that of the pharmaceutical industry, which would do well out of any smoking ban due to increased sales of nicotine patches, inhalators and similar items.’
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