|1.||[ noun ] drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning|
|Related terms:||sleepiness dullness|
|2.||[ noun ] (biology,medicine) an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom|
|Synonyms:||yawn yawning oscitancy|
"he could not suppress a yawn" "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop" "he apologized for his ostinancy"
|Related terms:||reflex inhalation pandiculation yawn|