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hiccup

noun hic·cup

Medical Definition of hiccup

  1. 1:  a spasmodic inhalation with closure of the glottis accompanied by a peculiar sound

  2. 2:  an attack of hiccuping—usually used in plural but singular or plural in construction <severe hiccups is sometimes seen after operation—Lancet> <intractable hiccup…may be successfully treated—Journal of the American Medical Association>



Variants of hiccup

also hiccough \ˈhik-(ˌ)əp\play

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hiccup

intransitive verb hic·cup

Medical Definition of hiccup

hiccuped also hiccupped or hiccoughed; hiccuping also hiccupping or hiccoughing

  1. :  to make a hiccup; also :  to be affected with hiccups

hiccuper also hiccougher noun


Variants of hiccup

also hiccough


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