Definitions

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  • n. A blast from beneath.
  • n. A kind of exorcism by blowing with the breath.
  • n. A strongly forced expiration of air from the lungs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A blast from beneath.
  • n. A kind of exorcism by blowing with the breath.
  • n. A strongly forced expiration of air from the lungs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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Compare Latin exsufflatio.

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  • Blowing out; forced breathing. (From WWFTD)

    June 7, 2008