Definition of sternutation in English:


Syllabification: ster·nu·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌstərnyəˈtāSHən


  • The action of sneezing.
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    • According to mythology, the first sign of life Prometheus's artificial man gave was by sternutation.
    • Being unable to contain her excitement at the prospect of being walked, the dog suffers fits of sternutation whenever she sees her leash.
    • And all three forget their sectional differences in a delightful concert of sternutation.


late Middle English: from Latin sternutatio(n-), from the verb sternutare, frequentative of sternuere 'to sneeze'.

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