stertorous

[ stur-ter-uh s ]
/ ˈstɜr tər əs /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. steroidal,
  2. steroidogenesis,
  3. steroids,
  4. sterol,
  5. stertor,
  6. stertorously,
  7. stet,
  8. stethalgia,
  9. stetho-,
  10. stethogoniometer

Origin of stertorous

First recorded in 1795–1805; stertor + -ous

Related formsster·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 Formsstertorously, adverbstertorousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for stertorous

stertorous

adj.

1802, from Modern Latin stertor (from Latin stertere "to snore") + -ous.

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