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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.
An instance or the sound of sneezing.
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.]
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|Noun||1.||sneezing - a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose|
inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex - an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
n → Niesen nt; sneezing fit → Niesanfall m