emunction

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Noun[edit]

emunction (countable and uncountable, plural emunctions)

  1. The act of blowing one's nose.
    • 1955, Samuel Beckett, Molloy:
      For that would have allowed me, before parading in public certain habits such as the finger in the nose, the scratching of the balls, digital emunction and the peripatetic piss, to refer them to the first rules of a reasoned theory.

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