Definition of Oscitation
Oscitation: The act of yawning, the involuntary opening of the mouth with respiration, breathing first inward, then outward.
Yawning is often caused by suggestion. Repeated yawning is commonly a sign of drowsiness. It can also sometimes be a sign of depression.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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