Definitions for: Sneeze

[n] a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose
[v] exhale spasmodically, as when an irritant entered one's nose; "Pepper makes me sneeze"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sneeze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sneezed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Sneezing.] [OE. snesen; of uncertain origin; cf. D. snuse
to sniff, E. neese, and AS. fne['o]san.]
To emit air, chiefly through the nose, audibly and violently,
by a kind of involuntary convulsive force, occasioned by
irritation of the inner membrane of the nose.

Not to be sneezed at, not to be despised or contemned; not
to be treated lightly. [Colloq.] ``He had to do with old
women who were not to be sneezed at.'' --Prof. Wilson.

Sneeze, n.
A sudden and violent ejection of air with an audible sound,
chiefly through the nose.

Synonyms: sneezing, sternutation

See Also: act involuntarily, act reflexively, breathe out, exhale, expire, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, symptom, unconditioned reflex

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