exsufflation

noun
ex·suf·fla·tion | \ ˌeksəˈflāshən \

Definition of exsufflation 

1 : the action of breathing forth or blowing especially : this action used as an exorcism in some rites of baptism

2 : forcible breathing or blowing out (as in clearing the respiratory tract) : forcible expiration

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History and Etymology for exsufflation

Late Latin exsufflation-, exsufflatio, from exsufflatus (past participle of exsufflare to blow away, from Latin ex- ex- entry 1 + sufflare to inflate, blow upon) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion

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