Definition of Sneezing

1. Noun. A symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose.




Definition of Sneezing

1. 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.

Definition of Sneezing

1. Verb. (present participle of sneeze) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sneezing

1. sneeze [v] - See also: sneeze

Medical Definition of Sneezing

1. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sneezing

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Literary usage of Sneezing

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1. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1893)
"Everywhere man is saluted for sneezing. Their detestation of Titus, ... With the ancients sneezing was ominous; from the fight it was considered auspicious; ..."

2. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1823)
"ON THE CUSTOM OF SALUTING AFTER sneezing. IT is probable that this custom, so universally prevalent, originated in some ancient superstition; ..."

3. Primitive Culture: Researches Into the Development of Mythology, Philosophy by Edward Burnett Tylor (1871)
"The first is the practice of salutation on sneezing, the second the rite of laying ... In interpreting the customs connected with sneezing, it is needful to ..."

4. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1823)
"ON THE CUSTOM OF SALUTING AFTER sneezing. IT ia probable tbat this custom, so universally prevalent, originated in some ancient superstition ; it seems to ..."

5. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli, Benjamin Disraeli (1864)
"ON THE CUSTOM OF SALUTING AFTER sneezing. IT is probable that this custom, so universally prevalent, originated in some ancient superstition ; it seems to ..."

6. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"Not only in Greece and Rome was sneezing revered, but also by races in Asia ... Xenophon speaks of the reverence as to sneezing, in the court of the King of ..."

7. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand (1849)
"sneezing. sneezing has been held ominous from times of the most remote antiquity.1 Eustathius upon Homer has long ago observed, that sneezing to the left ..."

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