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Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton: First presidential debate burning questions answered

Millions of potential voters watched as the two presidential candidates debated the issues, but many of them apparently wanted to hand one of the nominees a box of tissues.

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump pull no punches in fierce first debate, but will it matter?

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Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump pull no punches in fierce first debate, but will it matter?

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Hillary Clinton faced off Monday evening for the first time directly against Donald Trump, whose constant sniffling throughout the debate raised one of several burning questions during the night:

1. Was Trump...sniffling? And why?

Was it allergies? Did he have a cold? Could it be ... pneumonia?

Trump took a knock early on as he punctuated his loquacious answers with a series of sniffles. Twitter took immediate notice.

Many pointed out the irony in the fact that Trump's health was being called into question after the Republican had been the one hammering Clinton on her stamina to run a country after she came down with pneumonia.

Asked about the sniffles during a Tuesday interview on Fox, Trump seemed to lay the blame on the equipment he was working with.

He later went on to say he wasn't sick.

"I don’t know. I have no allergies," Trump said. "No cold."

2. Why was Clinton's name misspelled on some debate tickets?

A Clinton conspiracy — or a simple failure to use spell check?

The first name of the Democratic nominee appears misspelled on a set of tickets to the presidential debate, held on the campus of Hofstra University. "Hillary" is spelled with only one "l" on the tickets, which Hofstra later explained were only "souvenir tickets" issued to 350 students and not the real thing.

"They were printed at the last minute to create a souvenir for the students. We'll be reprinting them for all those who won tickets," university spokeswoman Karla Schuster said in a statement emailed to NBC New York.

3. What exactly does braggadocious mean??

Why use a small word when a HUGE one will do? Trump dropped one of his favorite words — braggadocious — during the debate while explaining how he wasn't actually bragging about rich he is.

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"I have a tremendous income. And the reason I say that is not in a braggadocios way. It's because it's about time that this country had somebody running it that has an idea about money," he said.

Trump famously used the word previously in a debate last year against rivals from his own party.

"I'm Donald Trump. I wrote 'The Art Of The Deal.' And I say this not in a braggadocious way — I've made billions and billions of dollars," he said during a Republican primary season debate.

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Chuck Todd: Donald Trump 'ran out of gas' before end of first debate

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Chuck Todd: Donald Trump 'ran out of gas' before end of first debate

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Merriam-Webster suggested Trump may actually have been trying for the word "braggadocio," which it defines as "the annoying or exaggerated talk of someone who is trying to sound very proud or brave."

Google Trends noted that searches for “braggadocious” spiked over searches for “Donald Trump” during the debate.

But in an effort to silence all those would-be editors on social media, the word does have its own definition according to Dictionary.com.

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