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sneeze

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verb \ˈsnēz\

Definition of sneeze

sneezed

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sneezing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to make a sudden violent spasmodic audible expiration of breath through the nose and mouth especially as a reflex act

sneezer

noun

sneeze at

  1. :  to make light of the cost was nothing to sneeze at

Examples of sneeze in a sentence

  1. She was constantly sneezing and coughing.

Origin and Etymology of sneeze

Middle English snesen, alteration of fnesen, from Old English fnēosan; akin to Middle High German pfnūsen to snort, sneeze, Greek pnein to breathe


First Known Use: 14th century


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sneeze

noun

Definition of sneeze

  1. :  an act or instance of sneezing

1646

First Known Use of sneeze

1646


SNEEZE Defined for English Language Learners

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sneeze

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verb \ˈsnēz\

Definition of sneeze for English Language Learners

  • : to suddenly force air out through your nose and mouth with a usually loud noise because your body is reacting to dust, a sickness, etc.


SNEEZE Defined for Kids

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sneeze

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verb \ˈsnēz\

Definition of sneeze for Students

sneezed

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sneezing

  1. :  to force the breath out in a sudden and noisy way


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sneeze

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noun

Definition of sneeze for Students

  1. :  an act or instance of sneezing


Medical Dictionary

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sneeze

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intransitive verb \ˈsnēz\

Medical Definition of sneeze

sneezed

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sneezing

  1. :  to make a sudden violent spasmodic audible expiration of breath through the nose and mouth especially as a reflex act following irritation of the nasal mucous membrane


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sneeze

noun

Medical Definition of sneeze

  1. :  an act or instance of sneezing


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