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Daemon
Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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sternutation

(noun) A symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose.

Synonyms: sneeze, sneezing

Usage: John complained that every time he came to visit, my dusty carpet would send him into fits of sternutation.
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“God bless you!”



But saying “God bless you!” or “Gesundheit” in response to another’s sneeze occurred later in history, as in Jewish, Roman, Islamic, Chinese and other cultures sneezing was considered dangerous; it was incorrectly thought to cause the heart to stop beating, or – more logically – to be a sign of oncoming disease. Various cultures include a superstition that sneezes are an attempt by Satan to “kidnap” the soul from a person’s open mouth.

In certain parts of Eastern Asia, especially in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese culture, a sneeze that does not seem to have an obvious cause was generally regarded as a sign that someone was talking about the sneezer at that very moment. Some even believe that one sneeze signifies that something good was said about the person; two something bad and three that someone is in love with them.

But there is a popular notion in Poland that sneezes may mean that a person’s mother-in-law is criticizing her son- or daughter-in law.

http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Everything-you-always-wanted-to-know-about-sternutation-but-were-too-sneezy-to-ask-403263
Irma Crespo
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Noun 1. sternutation - a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nosesternutation - a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose
sneeze, sneezing
inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex - an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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