L'odore l'ha fatta starnutire involontariamente.

English Translation

The smell made her gag involuntarily.

I can’t find any evidence of starnutire being used to mean “gag” in any dictionaries. They all say just “to sneeze”. Can anyone help out?

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To gag - my trusty translator gives *imbavagliare for *to gag, and yes, *starnutire for *to sneeze. Two very different activities, for sure; -)

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No, I can’t find starnutire for anything other than sneeze.

WordReference suggests soffocare or strozzarsi.

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