Definitions for: Snoring


[n] the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
[adj] breathing during sleep with harsh noises caused by vibration of the uvula or soft palate; "the snoring sleeper"



Webster (1913) Definition: Snor"ing, n. (Physiol.)
The act of respiring through the open mouth so that the
currents of inspired and expired air cause a vibration of the
uvula and soft palate, thus giving rise to a sound more or
less harsh. It is usually unvoluntary, but may be produced
voluntarily.

Synonyms: breathing, eupneic, eupnoeic, snore, stertor

See Also: breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation

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