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  • v. To fully stretch the torso and upper limbs, typically accompanied by yawning.


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From Latin pandiculātus, perfect active participle of pandiculor ("stretch oneself").


  • I was told that women pandiculate in the morning because they don't have a certain part of the anatomy to scratch.

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  • "Wynne fetched his greatcoat and hat without a word, while DeBrutus pandiculated on the sofa, trying to look unconcerned."

    Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat, p 147

    July 23, 2011

  • It refers to the combined action of stretching and yawning.

    September 10, 2009

  • pandiculation is the action of stretching and yawning, stretching out of tiredness, or the stretching you do when you wake up in the morning. a good sentence for this word would be the following: "Cats pandiculate frequently while lazing around in the sun."

    March 29, 2009

  • After the pandiculation comes the heart-rending* ululation of grief. Then begins the lifetime of desolation and loss. Life as a feral dog isn't all alley-humping and lapdog-terrorizing.

    *: or, if you are an ignorant philistine, and insist, "heart-rendering".

    March 5, 2009

  • My condolences to your feral dog, Jack-Joseph.

    March 4, 2009

  • A feral dog pandiculates in the mourning in a pile of its own feces.

    March 4, 2009

  • Heehee.

    October 16, 2007

  • to yawn and stretch amidst the bamboo trees

    October 16, 2007