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pandiculation

[pan-dik-yuh-ley-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act of stretching oneself.

Origin of pandiculation

1640–50; < Latin pandiculāt(us) past participle of pandiculārī to stretch oneself, derivative of pandere to stretch (see -ate1) + -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for pandiculation

pandiculation

noun
  1. the act of stretching and yawning, esp on waking
  2. a yawn

Word Origin

C17: from Latin pandiculari, from pendere to stretch
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Word Origin and History for pandiculation

n.

1610s, noun of action from Latin pandiculat-, past participle stem of pandiculari "to stretch oneself," from pandere "to stretch" (see pace (n.)).

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