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Definition 1: the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for sniffle in the sense of this definition

(sniffle is a kind of ...) the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

Definition 2: inhale audibly through the nose - [verb of body]

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

  • the sick student was sniffling in the back row

Synonyms for sniffle in the sense of this definition

(sniffle is a kind of ...) draw in (air)

"Inhale deeply" "inhale the fresh mountain air" "The patient has trouble inspiring" "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"

Definition 3: cry or whine with snuffling - [verb of body]

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

  • Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!

Synonyms for sniffle in the sense of this definition

(sniffle is a kind of ...) shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain

"She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death" "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs"

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