pandiculation

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English[edit]

Joseph Ducreux pandiculating; self-portrait ca 1783

Pronunciation[edit]

Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Etymology[edit]

pandiculate +‎ -ion

Noun[edit]

pandiculation (plural pandiculations)

  1. A stretching and stiffening of the trunk and extremities, as when fatigued and drowsy or on waking, often accompanied by yawning.

Translations[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.