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pant (v.)

mid-14c., panten, "breathe hard or rapidly," perhaps a shortening of Old French pantaisier "gasp, puff, pant, be out of breath, be in distress" (12c.), which is probably from Vulgar Latin *pantasiare "be oppressed with a nightmare, struggle for breathing during a nightmare," literally "to have visions," from Greek phantasioun "have or form images, subject to hallucinations," from phantasia "appearance, image, fantasy" (from PIE root *bha- (1) "to shine"). Related: Panted; panting.

pant (n.)

"a gasping breath, a quick, short effort of breathing," c. 1500, from pant (v.).

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Definitions of pant
1
pant (n.)
the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine);
pant (n.)
(usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately;
Synonyms: trousers / pair of trousers
pant (n.)
a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open;
Synonyms: gasp
2
pant (v.)
breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted;
The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily
Synonyms: puff / gasp / heave
pant (v.)
utter while panting, as if out of breath;
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