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pandiculation

[ pan-dik-yuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ pænˌdɪk yəˈleɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of stretching oneself, especially on waking.

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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
/ (pænˌdɪkjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun

the act of stretching and yawning, esp on waking
a yawn
C17: from Latin pandiculari, from pendere to stretch
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