pandiculation


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pandiculation

(pænˌdɪkjʊˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (Physiology) the act of stretching and yawning, esp on waking
2. (Physiology) a yawn
[C17: from Latin pandiculari, from pendere to stretch]
oscitancy, pandiculation - Oscitancy is the act of yawning; pandiculation is an all-over stretching and yawning, as upon waking, from Latin pandere.
See also related terms for stretching.

pandiculation

the process of yawning and stretching.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pandiculation - yawning and stretching (as when first waking up)
stretching, stretch - exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent
yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy - an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy"
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A technique called pandiculation is used to release involuntary muscle contractions to relieve chronic muscle and joint pain, restore natural posture, retrain muscular patterns, and prevent recurring injuries.
The fancier term for stretching and yawning is "pandiculation." There are lots of things known to make you pandiculate 6 boredom, sleepiness, stress.
PANDICULATION A Stretching and yawning B Movement in belly-dancing C Conversion into bread who am I?