the act of sneezing.

1535–45; < Latin sternūtātiōn- (stem of sternūtātiō), equivalent to sternūtāt(us) (past participle of sternūtāre, frequentative of sternuere to sneeze) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
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sternutation (ˌstɜːnjʊˈteɪʃən)
a sneeze or the act of sneezing
[C16: from Late Latin sternūtāre to sneeze, from sternuere to sputter (of a light)]

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sternutation ster·nu·ta·tion (stûr'nyə-tā'shən)

  1. The act of sneezing.

  2. A sneeze.

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