exsufflation

Exsufflation

Ex`suf*fla"tion\, n. [Cf. LL. exsufflatio.]

1. A blast from beneath. [Obs.] --Bacon.

2. (Eccles.) A kind of exorcism by blowing with the breath. --Jer. Taylor.

3. (Physiol.) A strongly forced expiration of air from the lungs.
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