(Latin: curve, curving; winding; turning; hollow)
"Barotrauma" is trauma (serious or critical bodily injury, wound, or shock) caused by the rapid or extreme changes in air pressure, especially affecting enclosed cavities within the body, such as the middle ear (otic barotrauma), the sinuses (sinus barotrauma), and the lungs (pulmonary barotrauma.
2. The inflammation of the lacrimal drainage system in association with ethmoidal sinusitis.
2. To introduce oneself gradually and cunningly into a position; especially, a place of confidence or favor.
3. To suggest slyly: Shirley insinuated that the boys were lying.
4. To introduce or to insert (oneself) by subtle and artful means.
5. Etymology: from Latin insinuatus, insinuare "to bring in by windings and curving, to wind one's way into"; from in-, "in" + sinuare, "to wind, to bend, to curve", from sinus, "a curve, a winding".
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When anyone describes someone's words or voice as insinuating, he or she means that a person is saying in an indirect way that something bad is the case.
2. The act of hinting at something unpleasant or indicating anything indirectly and gradually.
3. An artfully indirect, often derogatory indication regarding a fact or a situation.
Pansinusitis may feel like a severe sinus infection, but it often clears up over time without medical treatment.