heaves definition

  • noun:
    • Plural form of heave.
    • A period of retching.
    • an ailment of ponies described as coughing and tough respiration.
    • an illness of ponies, characterized by difficult respiration, with heaving associated with the flank, wheezing, flatulency, and a peculiar coughing; damaged wind.
    • a chronic emphysema associated with the horse that triggers hard termination and heaving of this flanks
  • verb:
    • Third-person singular simple current indicative as a type of heave.
  • others:
    • A disease of horses, characterized by hard and laborious respiration.

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