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stertorous Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite of breathing having a heavy snoring sound
WordNet

Ster"to*rous adjective
Etymology
L. stertere to snore: cf. F. stertoreux.
Definitions
  1. Characterized by a deep snoring, which accompaines inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence, hoarsely breathing; snoring.
    Burning, stertorous breath that hurt her cheek. Mrs. Browning.
    The day has ebbed away, and it is night in his room, before his stertorous breathing lulls. Dickens.

Webster 1913


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