Hiccough

• (n.) A modified respiratory movement; a spasmodic inspiration, consisting of a sudden contraction of the diaphragm, accompanied with closure of the glottis, so that further entrance of air is prevented, while the impulse of the column of air entering and striking upon the closed glottis produces a sound, or hiccough. • (v. i.) To have a...
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hiccough

<physiology> A modified respiratory movement; a spasmodic inspiration, consisting of a sudden contraction of the diaphragm, accompanied with closure of the glottis, so that further entrance of air is prevented, while the impulse of the column of air entering and striking upon the closed glottis produces a sound, or hiccough. ... Alternative f...
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hiccough

(hik┬┤әp) hiccup.
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Hiccough

Hic'cough intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hiccoughed ; present participle & verbal noun Hiccoughing .] To have a hiccough or hiccoughs.
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Hiccough

Hic'cough noun [ Middle English hickup , hicket , hickock ; probably of imitative origin; confer D. & Danish hik , Swedish hicka , Armor. hak , hik , W. ig , French hoquet .] (Physiol.) A modified respiratory movement; a spasmod...
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Hiccough

Hiccough: A hiccough is an extraordinary type of breathing movement involving a sudden intake of air (inspiration) due to an involuntary contraction of the diaphragm accompanied by closure of the vocal apparatus (glottis) of the larynx. A hiccough is also called a hiccup. The abrupt inspiration is the result of a sudden contraction of the diaphragm...
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