Sneeze meaning

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An instance or the sound of sneezing.
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An act of sneezing.
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To expel air as if the nose were irritated.
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Many sneeze particles are so small that they are light enough to travel through the air where they land on objects, clothing, hair, food, or where they are transmitted directly from one mucous member to another without delay.

An example of a sneeze is the loud expulsion of air from the mouth of a person with a head cold.

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To expel air forcibly from the mouth and nose in an explosive, spasmodic involuntary action resulting chiefly from irritation of the nasal mucous membrane.
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To expel air forcibly from the mouth and nose in an explosive, spasmodic involuntary action resulting chiefly from irritation of the nasal mucous membrane.
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An instance or the sound of sneezing.
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To expel air as a reflex induced by an irritation in the nose.
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An act of sneezing.
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The definition of a sneeze is a reflex used to help expel objects in the nose to relieve irritation.
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Sneezing is medically referred to as sternutation.
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The sneeze is one of the body's important infection fighting tools.
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A tickle in the nostril sends a message to your brain which in turn sends urgent messages to your abdominal and chest muscles, lungs, face, mouth, and nose to pull together to create a sneeze.
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Lungs involuntarily fill with air in preparation for a 100 mph sneeze to expel foreign substances.
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To exhale breath from the nose and mouth in a sudden, involuntary, explosive action, as a result of an irritation of the nasal mucous membrane.
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not to be sneezed at
  • Not to be considered lightly or disregarded.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

not to be sneezed at

Origin of sneeze

  • Middle English snesen alteration of fnesen from Old English fnēosan pneu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English snesen (“to sneeze"), alteration of earlier fnesen (“to sneeze"), from Old English fnÄ“osan (“to snort, sneeze"), from Proto-Germanic *fneusanÄ… (“to sneeze, snort"), from Proto-Indo-European *pnew- (“to breathe, sneeze"). Cognate with Dutch dialectal fniezen (Modern Standard Dutch niezen, “to sneeze"), Old Norse fnȳsa (“to snort"); Middle English neosen (“to sneeze"), from Old Norse hnjōsa (Swedish nysa, “to sneeze"), Old High German niosan (German niesen, “to sneeze").

    From Wiktionary

  • The infrequency of the “fn" combination coupled with the visual similarity of an “f" and “Å¿" (long “s") assisted in ultimately turning “fneeze" into “Å¿neeze (sneeze)".

    From Wiktionary