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Noun yawn has 1 sense
  1. yawn, yawning, oscitance, oscitancy - 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"
    --1 is a kind of reflex, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction
    --1 has particulars: pandiculation
    Derived form: verb yawn1
Verb yawn has 2 senses
  1. yawn - utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; "The child yawned during the long performance"
    --1 is one way to
    breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire
    Derived forms: noun yawn1, noun yawner1, noun yawning1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. gape, yawn, yaw - be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon"
    --2 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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