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
The plot twists, Easter eggs and surprises are either obvious or labored.
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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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