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sniffle

snif·fle

sniffle

 
pronunciation:
snI fl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: sniffled, sniffles, sniffling
definition: to sniff continually, usu. to relieve congestion caused by a cold or by weeping.
similar words:
snivel
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or sound of repeated, congested sniffing.
definition 2: (pl.) a light head cold that is marked by sniffling (usu. prec. by the).
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derivation: sniffler (n.)
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