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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Origin and Etymology of exsufflation
Late Latin exsufflation-, exsufflatio, from exsufflatus (past participle of exsufflare to blow away, from Latin ex- 1ex- + sufflare to inflate, blow upon) + Latin -ion-, -io -ion — more at sufflate
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