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stertorous

[ stur-ter-uhs ]
/ ˈstɜr tər əs /
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adjective

characterized by stertor or heavy snoring.
breathing in this manner.

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Origin of stertorous

First recorded in 1795–1805; stertor + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM stertorous

ster·to·rous·ly, adverbster·to·rous·ness, nounpost·ster·to·rous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stertorous

stertorous
/ (ˈstɜːtərəs) /

adjective

marked or accompanied by heavy snoring
breathing in this way

Derived forms of stertorous

stertorously, adverbstertorousness, noun
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