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Definition 1: (usually plural) the state of having reflex spasms of the diaphragm accompanied by a rapid closure of the glottis producing an audible sound; sometimes a symptom of indigestion - [noun denoting state]

Samples where hiccup or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • how do you cure the hiccups?

Synonyms for hiccup in the sense of this definition

(hiccup is a kind of ...) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

(hiccup is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(hiccup is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 2: breathe spasmodically, and make a sound - [verb of body]

Samples where hiccup or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water

Synonyms for hiccup in the sense of this definition

(hiccup is a kind of ...) draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

"I can breathe better when the air is clean" "The patient is respiring"

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