grunting

noun
grunt·ing | \ˈgrən-tiŋ \

Medical Definition of grunting 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: abnormal respiration in a horse marked by a laryngeal sound emitted when it is struck or moved suddenly — compare roaring

grunting

adjective

Medical Definition of grunting (Entry 2 of 2)

: sounding like a grunt : resembling a grunt the breathing is shallow and grunting— Morris Fishbein

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