Tuesday, January 20, 2009
pandiculation noun [pan-dik-yuh-LEY-shuhn] an instinctive stretching, as on awakening or while yawning
Definitions for pandiculation
- an instinctive stretching, as on awakening or while yawning
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Citations for pandiculation
"Pandiculate for Health! Grow Tall! Get Well! Be Young!" Exuberant ads like this, running in health-fad magazines since 1914, have proclaimed the virtues of a spine-stretching device called the "Pandiculator."
Origin of pandiculation
by 1611 from French pandiculation from Latin pandiculari "to stretch oneself" and French suffix -ion.