Pronounced: guh-LUMF, verb

Notes: I kind of knew this word, but could not properly define it, so I add it here

Yesterday’s word

The word sternutation means “the act of sneezing”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Latin word sternūtātiōn, related to sternūtātus, which is the past participle of sternūtāre, which is a word designating repeated action; in this case, of sternuere (to sneeze).

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