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Definitions of yawning

  1. showing lack of attention or boredom; "the yawning congregation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. with the mouth wide open indicating boredom or sleepiness; "a yawning congregation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. gaping open as if threatening to engulf someone or something; "the yawning mine shaft"; "a yawning abyss" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
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  6. An involuntary deep inspiration with the mouth open, often accompanied by the act of stretching. Medical Dictionary DB
  7. The act of producing a yawn; pandiculation, chasma, gaping, oscitation. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. Deep sighing; opening mouth very wide. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  9. Gaping: opening: wide: drowsy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of opening wide or gaping. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Gaping; opening wide; sleepy; drowsy; dull. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The act of gaping or opening wide. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. The act of gaping or opening the jaws wide. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. An involuntary stretching of the body and limbs with a deep inspiration, occurring in those who are overcome with sleepiness. In its nature a form of tonic spasm analogous to tetanus. na
  15. A deep involuntary inspiration with open mouth. American pocket medical dictionary.

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