sniffle

Definitions of sniffle
  1. verb
    inhale audibly through the nose
    “the sick student was sniffling in the back row”
    synonyms: sniff
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    type of:
    breathe in, inhale, inspire
    draw in (air)
  2. verb
    cry or whine with snuffling
    synonyms: blub, blubber, snivel, snuffle
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    type of:
    cry, weep
    shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
  3. noun
    the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
    synonyms: snivel, snuffle
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    type of:
    breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation
    the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
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