labored

adjective la·bored \ ˈlā-bərd \

Definition of labored

:produced or performed with labor
  • labored breathing
; also :lacking ease of expression
  • a labored speech

Examples of labored in a Sentence

  1. The patient's symptoms included a rapid pulse and labored breathing.

  2. The movie's dialogue seems very labored.

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First Known Use of labored

1566


LABORED Defined for English Language Learners

labored

adjective

Definition of labored for English Language Learners

  • : produced or done with great effort

  • : not having an easy or natural quality


LABORED Defined for Kids

labored

adjective la·bored \ ˈlā-bərd \

Definition of labored for Students

:produced or done with effort or difficulty
  • labored breathing

Medical Dictionary

labored

adjective la·bored \ ˈlā-bərd \

medical Definition of labored

:produced or performed with difficulty or strain
  • labored breathing


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