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Dictionary definition for: Yawn

1. (n) an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not suppress a yawn" "the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop" "he apologized for his ostinancy"

2. (v) utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; "The child yawned during the long performance"

3. (v) be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon"

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