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yawn

Pronunciation: yawn

Definition:

  1. To gape.
  2. An involuntary opening of the mouth, usually accompanied by inspiration; it may be a sign of drowsiness or of vital depression, as after hemorrhage, but is often caused by suggestion.

[A.S. ganian]

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