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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Associated with or relating to great pain, especially the agony of death.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to or occurring during the agony or death-struggle. See the extract.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the pain of death

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective pertaining to or associated with agony (especially death agonies)

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Examples

  • Roseborough was inspired by classical "agonal" sculpture -- which deals with death and the dying -- and contemporary images of war casualties for his print and video series, which imagines a video game that depicts soldiers with mortal wounds.

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  • Roseborough was inspired by classical "agonal" sculpture -- which deals with death and the dying -- and contemporary images of war casualties for his print and video series, which imagines a video game that depicts soldiers with mortal wounds.

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  • The final "depressive stage" then enter, dealing with coma, flaccid paralysis, loss of reflexes, agonal gasps, apnea, loss of vital signs, and death. 11 This depressive stage occurs due to central medullary depression and may be related to the acute depletion of neurotransmitters.

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  • A lot of this has to do with a sort of agonal element to oral poems.

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  • Maybe, this is just because of agonal tendencies in the human condition– we just love to fight.

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  • A moment later, the dead boy's chest heaved in a last agonal gasp, a deep groan shuddering his body, his bed, my soul.

    Titrate until comfortable

  • To wait until the last agonal breath though the monitor is asystole.

    Titrate until comfortable

  • After our last agonal gasp, our corpse quickly cools.

    Mitochondrion

  • A moment later, the dead boy's chest heaved in a last agonal gasp, a deep groan shuddering his body, his bed, my soul.

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  • After our last agonal gasp, our corpse quickly cools.

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