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Pronunciation: snez


  1. To expel air from the nose and mouth by an involuntary spasmodic contraction of the muscles of expiration.
  2. An act of sneezing; a reflex excited by an irritation of the mucous membrane of the nose or, sometimes, by a bright light striking the eye.

[A.S. fneosan]

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