Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of sneezing.
  • noun A sneeze.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of sneezing.

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

  • noun The act of sneezing.

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  • noun medicine A sneeze; sneezing, especially as a symptom.

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

  • noun a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English sternutacioun, from Latin sternūtātiō, sternūtātiōn-, from sternūtātus, past participle of sternūtāre, frequentative of sternuere, to sneeze.]

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Latin sternutatio.

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  • According to another source it's "The act of sneezing or a sneeze."

    February 15, 2008

  • Technomom, are you a WWFTD fan? I think it was today's (or yesterday's) word. :-)

    February 15, 2008