pandiculation definition

  • noun:
    • A stretching and stiffening associated with the trunk and extremities, as whenever fatigued and drowsy or on waking, frequently followed closely by yawning.
    • A stretching and stiffening for the trunk area and extremities, as whenever fatigued and drowsy.
    • A stretching of one's self, as when one is newly awaked from sleep, or sleepy or fatigued; a restlessness and inclination to stretch observed at the outset of certain paroxysms of fever, hysteria, etc.: sometimes, somewhat incorrectly, used in the sense of ‘yawning.’
    • yawning and stretching (as when first waking up)

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