Ster"to*rous (?), a. [L. stertere to snore: cf. F. stertoreux.]

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.

 

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