Definition of Oscitate

1. v. i. To gape; to yawn.



Definition of Oscitate

1. Verb. To gape; to yawn. ¹

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Definition of Oscitate

1. to yawn [v OSCITATED, OSCITATING, OSCITATES] - See also: yawn

Medical Definition of Oscitate

1. To yawn; to gape. Origin: L. Oscito, fr. Os, mouth, + cieo, to put in motion (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oscitate

oscillons
oscillopsia
oscilloscope
oscilloscopes
oscilloscopic
oscine
oscine bird
oscinian
oscinine
oscitance
oscitances
oscitancies
oscitancy
oscitant
oscitantly
oscitate (current term)
oscitated
oscitates
oscitating
oscitation
oscitations
oscula
osculant
oscular
osculate
osculated
osculates
osculating
osculating circle
osculating orbit

Literary usage of Oscitate

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1. Monthly Review (1821)
"... have been swelled to a considerable bulk, had he not had the prudence to stop in time, and just before his reader would have felt disposed to oscitate ! ..."

2. A Manual of Medical Jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor, John James Reese (1873)
"... »s an objection to the medical evidence derived from the buoyancy of the lungs, that the prisoner had inflated them in order to re- 'oscitate her child. ..."

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