Oscitate
Oscitate \Os"ci*tate\, v. i. [L. oscitare; os the mouth + citare, v. intens. fr. ciere to move.] To gape; to yawn. [1913 Webster]

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  • oscitate — To yawn; to gape. [L. oscito, fr. os, mouth, + cieo, to put in motion] * * * os·ci·tate (osґĭ tāt) to yawn …   Medical dictionary

  • oscitate — v. n. Gape, yawn …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • oscitate — oscˈitate intransitive verb To yawn • • • Main Entry: ↑oscitancy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yawn — (y[add]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Yawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Yawning}.] [OE. yanien, [yogh]anien, ganien, gonien, AS. g[=a]nian; akin to ginian to yawn, g[=i]nan to yawn, open wide, G. g[ a]hnen to yawn, OHG. gin[=e]n, gein[=o]n, Icel. g[=i]na to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yawned — Yawn Yawn (y[add]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Yawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Yawning}.] [OE. yanien, [yogh]anien, ganien, gonien, AS. g[=a]nian; akin to ginian to yawn, g[=i]nan to yawn, open wide, G. g[ a]hnen to yawn, OHG. gin[=e]n, gein[=o]n, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yawning — Yawn Yawn (y[add]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Yawned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Yawning}.] [OE. yanien, [yogh]anien, ganien, gonien, AS. g[=a]nian; akin to ginian to yawn, g[=i]nan to yawn, open wide, G. g[ a]hnen to yawn, OHG. gin[=e]n, gein[=o]n, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gap — Synonyms and related words: abysm, abyss, aperture, arrearage, arroyo, bottom, bottom glade, bottoms, box canyon, breach, break, breakage, broaching, burst, caesura, canyon, cavity, cessation, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, chip, clearing,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gape — Synonyms and related words: abysm, abyss, aperture, arroyo, attend, be amazed, be astonished, be curious, bedroom eyes, bore, box canyon, breach, break, broaching, burn with curiosity, canyon, cavity, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, clearing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • yawn — Synonyms and related words: aperture, boredom, broaching, cavity, chasm, check, clearing, cleft, crack, dehisce, dehiscence, disclosure, doldrums, doze, drowse, ennui, fenestra, fistula, fontanel, foramen, gap, gape, gaping, gat, gulf, hang open …   Moby Thesaurus

  • yawn — v. n. 1. Gape, oscitate. 2. Open wide, gape, threaten to engulf …   New dictionary of synonyms

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