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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Labored  \La"bored\,  a. 
  Bearing  marks  of  labor  and  effort;  elaborately  wrought;  not 
  easy  or  natural;  as  labored  poetry;  a  labored  style. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Labor  \La"bor\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Labored};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Laboring}.]  [OE.  labouren,  F.  labourer,  L.  laborare  See 
  {Labor},  n.]  [Written  also  {labour}.] 
  1.  To  exert  muscular  strength;  to  exert  one's  strength  with 
  painful  effort,  particularly  in  servile  occupations;  to 
  work  to  toil. 
  Adam,  well  may  we  labor  still  to  dress  This  garden. 
  2.  To  exert  one's  powers  of  mind  in  the  prosecution  of  any 
  design;  to  strive;  to  take  pains. 
  3.  To  be  oppressed  with  difficulties  or  disease;  to  do  one's 
  work  under  conditions  which  make  it  especially  hard, 
  wearisome;  to  move  slowly,  as  against  opposition,  or  under 
  a  burden;  to  be  burdened;  --  often  with  under  and 
  formerly  with  of 
  The  stone  that  labors  up  the  hill.  --Granville. 
  The  line  too  labors,and  the  words  move  slow.  --Pope. 
  To  cure  the  disorder  under  which  he  labored.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
  Come  unto  me  all  ye  that  labor  and  are  heavy  laden, 
  and  I  will  give  you  rest.  --Matt.  xi  28 
  4.  To  be  in  travail;  to  suffer  the  pangs  of  childbirth. 
  5.  (Naut.)  To  pitch  or  roll  heavily,  as  a  ship  in  a  turbulent 
  sea.  --  Totten. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  lacking  natural  ease;  "a  labored  style  of  debating"  [syn:  {laboured}, 
  2:  requiring  or  showing  effort;  "heavy  breathing";  "the  subject 
  made  for  labored  reading"  [syn:  {heavy},  {laboured}] 

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