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GROAN, verb intransitive [Latin grunnio; Heb. to cry out, to groan; Latin rana, a frog.]

1. To breathe with a deep murmuring sound; to utter a mournful voice, as in pain or sorrow.

For we that are in this tabernacle, do groan being burdened. 2 Corinthians 5:2.

2. To sigh; to be oppressed or afflicted; or to complain of oppression. A nation groans under the weight of taxes.

GROAN, noun A deep mournful sound, uttered in pain, sorrow or anguish.

1. Any low, rumbling sound; as the groans of roaring wind.