from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A heavy snoring sound in respiration.
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- n. The act of heavy snoring.
- n. A heavy snoring sound.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A heavy snoring sound which accompanies inspiration in certain diseases. Compare stertorous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
Whether you call it by its slang name, "sawing logs," or its medical name, "stertor," snoring is common.
When persons in good health are suddenly seized with pains in the head, and straightway are laid down speechless, and breathe with stertor, they die in seven days, unless fever come on.
Recently a dose of ninety-six grains, taken toxically, produced giddiness, then epileptic convulsions, with dilated pupils, and stertor of breathing.
Respiration was irregular, sometimes sighing; in the late stage often of the Cheyne-Stokes type; actual stertor was exceptional, but the respiration was often noisy.
In the _coma_ of _uræmia_ or of _diabetes_ there is no true paralysis, nor is there stertor.
The breathing is marked with great stertor, the pulse is very slow and irregular, cold sweats break out in patches on the surface of the body, and the animal often dies without having recovered consciousness.
After violent screaming she fell into convulsions, which terminated sometimes in fainting, with or without stertor, as in common epilepsy; at other times a tempory insanity supervened; which continued about half an hour, and the fit ceased.