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1 the noise made by a short puff of steam (as from an engine)
2 a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open; "she gave a gasp and fainted" [syn: gasp]


1 breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily" [syn: puff, gasp, heave]
2 utter while panting, as if out of breath

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  • , /pænt/, /p

Extensive Definition

Pant may refer to:


Pant (meaning "a hollow" in Welsh) is a common Welsh place name. Places named Pant include:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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