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Noun: sniffle  sni-ful
  1. The act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
    - snuffle, snivel
Verb: sniffle  sni-ful
  1. Cry or whine with snuffling
    - snivel, blubber, blub, snuffle
  2. Inhale audibly through the nose
    "the sick student was sniffling in the back row";
    - sniff

Derived forms: sniffles, sniffling, sniffled

Type of: breathe in, breathing, cry, external respiration, inhale, inspire, respiration, ventilation, weep

Encyclopedia: Sniffle