Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 16th century
The action of sneezing.
Examples of Sternutation in a sentence
"Jenna wanted to speak, but she was caught in a fit of sternutation."
"I spend half my time in the attic in sternutation thanks to the decades of dust up there."
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“Sternutation” is from the Latin “sternūtātiō,” meaning “sneezing.”
Did you Know?
A single sternutation (or sneeze) can travel more than 100 mph with a range of up to five feet. Sternutation has many common causes — dust, pollen, pet hair, cold air, spicy foods, colds and flus — but there are a variety of less common factors that may provoke a spell of sternutation. Some people sneeze after plucking eyebrows or other sensitive facial hair, while others sneeze while exercising, or after particularly heavy meals.