pandiculate

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Joseph Ducreux pandiculating; self-portrait ca 1783

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From Latin pandiculātus, perfect active participle of pandiculor (stretch oneself).

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pandiculate (third-person singular simple present pandiculates, present participle pandiculating, simple past and past participle pandiculated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To fully stretch the torso and upper limbs, typically accompanied by yawning.

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