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A.Word.A.Day--sternutation

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This week's theme: words related to medicine.

sternutation (stur-nyuh-TAY-shuhn) noun

The act of sneezing or a sneeze.

[From Latin sternuere (to sneeze).]

See more usage examples of sternutation in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"And all three forget their sectional differences in a delightful concert of sternutation. No business is too grave; no speaker too elegant to be sneezed at."
Marjorie Hunter; The Days of Snuff and Such; The New York Times; Dec 4, 1985.

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