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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of gasp.
  • n. The act by which one gasps.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A convulsive effort of breathing.
  • Convulsive; spasmodic, as violent breathing.


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  • My adjectival use: 'He threw the gasping fish back into the water.'

    August 22, 2011