[ stur-nyuh-tey-shuh n ]
/ ˌstɜr nyəˈteɪ ʃən /
the act of sneezing.
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Origin of sternutation
1535–45; < Latin sternūtātiōn- (stem of sternūtātiō), equivalent to sternūtāt(us) (past participle of sternūtāre, frequentative of sternuere to sneeze) + -iōn- -ion
Words nearby sternutation
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Example sentences from the Web for sternutation
At the first sternutation the rats jumped up and looked about them, evidently considerably alarmed.Dick Cheveley|W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for sternutation
/ (ˌstɜːnjʊˈteɪʃən) /
a sneeze or the act of sneezing
Word Origin for sternutation
C16: from Late Latin sternūtāre to sneeze, from sternuere to sputter (of a light)
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Medical definitions for sternutation
[ stûr′nyə-tā′shən ]
The act of sneezing.
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