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 ?
During the ensuing scene, the carpenter continues sneezing at times).
This tramping back and forth is kept up nearly all the time, and is accented by the continuous slamming of the door, and the coughing and barking and sneezing of the crowd.
I laughed heartily at my own jokes, and everybody else's; called Steerforth to order for not passing the wine; made several engagements to go to Oxford; announced that I meant to have a dinner-party exactly like that, once a week, until further notice; and madly took so much snuff out of Grainger's box, that I was obliged to go into the pantry, and have a private fit of sneezing ten minutes long.
Let the dog go and see for himself," he answered, sneezing, "what is the good of keeping a dog if you have to catch the thief?
We desired it should be opened, and one of us stepping into it, found himself up to the mid leg in a sort of dust, some part whereof flying up to our faces set us both a sneezing for several times together.
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.
Vitus's Dance, fits, chronic cold accompanied by violent sneezing, or any disease necessitating involuntary motions, shall be instantly destroyed.
He yelped as he ran, and the corpse went on sneezing.
I found him like a strayed buffalo in a cornfield - the Babu; snorting and sneezing with cold.
why it was I who told Aristotle that by sneezing, men expelled superfluous ideas through the proboscis.
He came to a pause on a ledge, clutching a knob of rock for support, gasping and sneezing and shaking his head.
The deck was too hot to lie upon, and poisonous vapors, oozing through the seams, crept like evil spirits over the ship, stealing into the nostrils and windpipes of the unwary and causing fits of sneezing and coughing.