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stertorous

[stur-ter-uh s] /ˈstɜr tər əs/
adjective
1.
characterized by stertor or heavy snoring.
2.
breathing in this manner.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; stertor + -ous
Related forms
stertorously, adverb
stertorousness, noun
poststertorous, adjective
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  • In the cinder-block motel room he set the alarm, but his own stertorous breathing woke him before it rang.
British Dictionary definitions for stertorous

stertorous

/ˈstɜːtərəs/
adjective
1.
marked or accompanied by heavy snoring
2.
breathing in this way
Derived Forms
stertorously, adverb
stertorousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for stertorous
adj.

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

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