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ἐκφυ_σ-άω ,
A.blow out, ἔνθα ποταμὸς ἐκφυσᾷ μένος pours forth its strength, A.Pr.720; of elephants spouting water through their trunks, Plb.3.46.12: metaph., . πόλεμον blow up a war from a spark, Ar.Pax610; also ἐκπεφυσημένος a puffed up, conceited person, Plb. 3.103.7.
2. blow away, LXXHg.1.9:—Pass., Plb.1.48.8; to be dissipated, Aret.SD2.1.
3. sublimate volatile elements, Zos.Alch. p.148B., al.:—Pass., Dsc.5.75.
II. breathe out, βαρὺν ὕπνον ., i.e. snore loudly, Theoc.24.47; “αἷμαHerod.2.72.
III. intr., snort, Lyc.743; burst forth, “φλόγες ἐκφυσήσασαιArist.Mu.400a32.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 720
    • Aristophanes, Peace, 610
    • Polybius, Histories, 1.48.8
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.103.7
    • Polybius, Histories, 3.46.12
    • Aretaeus, De causis et signis acutorum morborum (lib. 2), 2.1
    • Old Testament, Haggai, 1.9
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