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Meaning of HICCUP

Pronunciation:  'hik`up

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (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; "how do you cure the hiccups?"
  2. [v]  breathe spasmodically, and make a sound; "When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water"

HICCUP is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hiccough, hiccough, singultus
 See Also: breathe, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, respire, suspire, symptom, take a breath, unconditioned reflex



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Involuntary spasm of the diaphragm causing a sharp, sudden intake of breath.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have hiccups, symbolizes minor interruptions and annoyances. You need to pace yourself and take your time in moving forward toward your goals.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: Aqua-Lung, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze, belch, blow, breath, breath of air, breathe, breathe hard, breathe in, breathe out, breathing, broken wind, burp, cough, eruct, eructate, eructation, exhalation, exhale, exhaust, expel, expiration, expire, exsufflation, gas, gasp, gulp, hack, huff, inhalation, inhalator, inhale, inspiration, inspire, insufflation, iron lung, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, oxygen mask, oxygen tent, pant, puff, respiration, respire, scuba, sigh, sneeze, sniff, sniffle, snore, snoring, snort, snuff, snuffle, sternutation, stertor, suspiration, wheeze, wind