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Noun: oscitation  ,ó-si'tey-shun
  1. An involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    - yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy

Derived forms: oscitations

Type of: inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex

Encyclopedia: Oscitation