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Noun
The act of breathing, especially with deep breaths
“There's the dog barking, right on cue, the sound of his panting getting louder as he closes in.”
Noun
The act or state of breathing with difficulty
“Retention of internal phlegm affects the function of the lungs, making it difficult to breathe with ease and causing wheezing and panting.”
Noun
(rare, figurative) A great desire or craving for something
“At such times I feel such a panting for exertion, such a longing for sympathy, such a desire for excitement.”
Adjective
Breathing with short, quick breaths
“She collapsed, panting, at the top of the stairs.”
Adjective
(dated, rare) Very eager for something
“As it was, we poured in men by thousands, trained to arms and panting to be avenged on the blood-thirsty ruffians.”
Adjective
Feeling tired, fatigued or weary
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Adjective
An act of respiring
Verb
Present participle for to pant or breathe hard or with difficulty
“He was panting with the effort of the climb.”
Verb
Present participle for to crave or long for something
“America is such an enlightened and benign hegemon, they argue, that most states will pant for US leadership.”
Verb
Present participle for to beat or throb in a rhythmic manner
Verb
Present participle for to draw or exhale air, typically through the nose noisily
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