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hiccup


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hiccup 
  n  1:  (usually  plural)  the  state  of  having  involuntary  spasms  of 
  the  diaphragm  accompanied  by  a  rapid  closure  of  the 
  glottis;  sometimes  a  symptom  of  indigestion;  "how  do  you 
  cure  the  hiccups?"  [syn:  {hiccough}] 
  2:  a  quick  reflex  inspiration  suddenly  checked  by  closure  of 
  the  glottis  producing  an  audible  sound  [syn:  {hiccough},  {singultus}] 
  v  :  breathe  spasmodically,  and  make  a  sound;  "When  you  have  to 
  hiccup,  drink  a  glass  of  cold  water"  [syn:  {hiccough}] 




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