:the act of stretching and yawning
:: a stretching and stiffening especially of the trunk and extremities (as when fatigued and drowsy or after waking from sleep)
1640–50; L pandiculāt to stretch oneself, deriv. of pandere to stretch
As an experiment in group dynamics Jessica's pandiculation led to a mass yawning amongst all the members of her congregation. However, since that day's sermon was particularly tedious, she was uncertain of the accuracy of the results.