1
: having lungs : pulmonate
2
: having a lung or lungs of a specified kind or number
used in combination
one-lunged

Examples of lunged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His big-lunged tenor sax tone has always had an uncanny resemblance to his late uncle Clarence Clemons’ otherwise singular sound. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 2 Apr. 2023 Chris Cornell’s musical influence extended beyond grunge, as evidenced by the wide range of musicians that have been paying tribute to the big-lunged singer since his death on May 17. Cicero Estrella, The Mercury News, 22 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lunged was in 1693

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“Lunged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunged. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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