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Gasped Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Gasp \Gasp\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gasped; p. pr. & vb. n. Gasping.] [OE. gaspen, gaispen, to yawn, gasp, Icel. geispa to yawn; akin to Sw. g["a]spa, Dan. gispe to gasp.]
  1. To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently. She gasps and struggles hard for life. --Lloyd.
  2. To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire. Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain. --Spenser.

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  • Arizona murderer gasps for 1 ½ hours after execution drugs are injected
    PHOENIX—A condemned inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution starte Read more on this news related to 'Gasped'
  • Arizona inmate dies nearly 2 hours after execution began; lawyers say he was gasping, snorting
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. Read more on this news related to 'Gasped'
  • Arizona execution: Lawyer said inmate not in pain
    As a condemned murderer gasped for more than 90 minutes in the death chamber, a judge convened an urgent hearing in which a state lawyer assured him that the inmate was comatose and not feeling any pain. Read more on this news related to 'Gasped'

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