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English definition of “sneeze”

sneeze

verb [I]     /sniːz/
B2 When you sneeze, air and often small drops of liquid suddenly come out of your nose and mouth in a way you cannot control: Cats make him sneeze - I think he's allergic to them.Noises made by the bodyColds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
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