sneezing


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sneeze

 (snēz)
intr.v. sneezed, sneez·ing, sneez·es
To expel air forcibly from the mouth and nose in an explosive, spasmodic involuntary action resulting chiefly from irritation of the nasal mucous membrane.
n.
An instance or the sound of sneezing.
Phrasal Verb:
sneeze at Informal
To treat as unimportant: These deficits are nothing to sneeze at.

[Middle English snesen, alteration of fnesen, from Old English fnēosan; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.]

sneez′er n.
sneez′y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sneezing - a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nosesneezing - a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Translations

sneezing

nNiesen nt; sneezing fitNiesanfall m
References in classic literature ?
For be it known, that, while other people, when sad and sorrowful, weep and wipe their eyes, Fire Eater, on the other hand, had the strange habit of sneezing each time he felt unhappy.
After sneezing, Fire Eater, ugly as ever, cried to Pinocchio:
During the ensuing scene, the carpenter continues sneezing at times).
And certainly there was a most extraordinary noise going on within--a constant howling and sneezing, and every now and then a great crash, as if a dish or kettle had been broken to pieces.
Alice said to herself, as well as she could for sneezing.
Even the Duchess sneezed occasionally; and as for the baby, it was sneezing and howling alternately without a moment's pause.
She said the last words out loud, and the little thing grunted in reply (it had left off sneezing by this time).
Then she fell to backing away and sneezing, her nose bristling with quills like a monstrous pin- cushion.
Vitus's Dance, fits, chronic cold accompanied by violent sneezing, or any disease necessitating involuntary motions, shall be instantly destroyed.
Since cold and flu viruses are spread through droplets in the air, being careful when coughing and sneezing is imperative to avoid passing on whatever illnesses you have.
We found that flu cases contaminated the air around them with infectious virus just by breathing, without coughing or sneezing," said study author Dr.
After seven days he was well and was discharged with the advice not to block both nostrils when sneezing in future.