- the act of stretching oneself.
Origin of pandiculation
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- the act of stretching and yawning, esp on waking
- a yawn
C17: from Latin pandiculari, from pendere to stretch
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Word Origin and History for pandiculation
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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