Definition for SNEEZE

SNEEZE, v.i. [Sax. niesan; D. niezen; G. niesen; Sw. nysa; from the root of nose, G. nase, Dan. næse, D. neus, L. nasus; the primary sense of which is to project.]

To emit air through the nose audibly and violently, by a kind of involuntary convulsive force, occasioned by irritation of the inner membrane of the nose. Thus snuff or any thing that tickles the nose, makes one sneeze. – Swift.

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