Definition of labored
: produced or performed with labor labored breathing; also : lacking ease of expression a labored speech
Examples of labored in a Sentence
The patient's symptoms included a rapid pulse and labored breathing.
The movie's dialogue seems very labored.
Recent Examples of labored from the Web
He was airlifted -- barely conscious and with labored breathing -- to Atlanta Medical Center and, according to the coroner's office, was declared legally dead Wednesday evening.
Rapid heart rate and labored breathing are signals that things are getting worse.
The script is often clever, but for a substantial portion of the audience many jokes have a labored journey from 42nd Street to St. Peter and Chartres.
Her breathing changed and became more labored, her eyes on me but not seeing, her anger distracting her guilt.
The suit claims jail staff didn't give Sabbie his medications, ignored his labored breathing and used excessive force.
The plot twists, Easter eggs and surprises are either obvious or labored.
The few that stand out — Mr. Hall’s fireplug, Topher Grace’s glib fixer — make the labored introductions superfluous.
Four labored innings later, Gibson was finished for the day and in the majors for now, having allowed four runs and eight hits after 11 A’s batters reached safely en route to an 8-5 victory.
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First Known Use of labored
LABORED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of labored for English Language Learners
: produced or done with great effort
: not having an easy or natural quality
LABORED Defined for Kids
Definition of labored for Students
: produced or done with effort or difficulty labored breathing
Medical Definition of labored
: produced or performed with difficulty or strain labored breathing
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