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a- +‎ gasp


agasp (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) In a state of gasping.
    • 2010, Davide Panagia, The Political Life of Sensation, ↑ISBN, page 104:
      This dynamic of life and death is extended by the fact that Caravaggio often painted the same agasp expression in many of his living faces.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for agasp in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)