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How to sign: an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
"he could not suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop"; "he apologized for his ostinancy";

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Similiar / Same: yawn, oscitance, oscitancy

Categories: reflex, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction

Within this category: pandiculation

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