Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of sneeze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of violently forcing air out through the nasal passages while the cavity of the mouth is shut off from the pharynx by the approximation of the soft palate and the base of the tongue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of emitting a sneeze.
  • n. . A medicine to promote sneezing; an errhine; a sternutatory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose

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Examples

  • (Soundbite of laughter) SAGAL: The sneezing is a problem for the monkeys, because hunters can find them.

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  • The usual explanation for regular sneezing is that it serves to expel unwanted material from the airway.

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  • Just as bad as the sneezing from the start of this.

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  • Even those who had control over their work were more likely to begin sneezing if they lacked confidence or tended to blame themselves when things went wrong.

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  • White hellebore, which some call sneezing-powder, a strong purger upward, which many reject, as being too violent: Mesue and

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  • Kristen Fennimore of New Egypt, N.J., counts herself among the than 35 million Americans plagued by seasonal allergic rhinitis — also known as hay fever, a condition characterized by sneezing, stuffiness, a runny nose and the telltale itchiness in the nose, roof of the mouth, throat, eyes or ears.

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  • This phenomenon, which is called sneezing, depends upon a connection of the olfactory with the respiratory nerves.

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  • Kristen Fennimore of New Egypt, N.J., counts herself among the than 35 million Americans plagued by seasonal allergic rhinitis - also known as hay fever, a condition characterized by sneezing, stuffiness, a runny nose and the telltale itchiness in the nose, roof of the mouth, throat, eyes or ears.

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  • A sensitivity or allergy to wheat can produce a variety of symptoms in the body such as sneezing itching, rashes, watery eyes, runny nose, coughing, hay fever, headaches, nausea, digestive problems, swollen limbs or general aches and pains.

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  • As has been pointed out, we waive our right to privacy in our DNA on a constant basis through actions such as sneezing, leaving fingerprints, and shedding hair and skin.

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