Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blowing or blast.
  • noun A kind of exorcism, performed by blowing at the evil spirit. See exsufflate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A blast from beneath.
  • noun (Eccles.) A kind of exorcism by blowing with the breath.
  • noun (Physiol.) A strongly forced expiration of air from the lungs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A blast from beneath.
  • noun obsolete A kind of exorcism by blowing with the breath.
  • noun biology, obsolete A strongly forced expiration of air from the lungs.

Etymologies

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Compare Latin exsufflatio.

Examples

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  • Blowing out; forced breathing. (From WWFTD)

    June 7, 2008

  • Though demons possess our great nation

    They’ll flee from the right exsufflation.

    An exorcist’s puff

    May well be enough

    To drive out the orange abomination.

    May 30, 2019