asthmatic

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin asthmaticus, from Ancient Greek ἀσθματικός (asthmatikós, affliected with shortness of breath), from ἆσθμα (âsthma, short-drawn breath, panting) (compare asthma); synchronically, asthma +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /æsˈθmætɪk/, /æsˈmætɪk/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /æzˈmætɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ætɪk

Adjective[edit]

asthmatic (comparative more asthmatic, superlative most asthmatic)

  1. Having the characteristics of asthma, as in an "asthmatic cough".
    • 1917, Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett, transl., The Darling and Other Stories[1], Project Gutenberg, published 9 September 2004, →ISBN, page 71:
      The mother, Ekaterina Pavlovna, who at one time had been handsome, but now, asthmatic, depressed, vague, and over-feeble for her years, tried to entertain me with conversation about painting. Having heard from her daughter that I might come to Shelkovka, she had hurriedly recalled two or three of my landscapes which she had seen in exhibitions in Moscow, and now asked what I meant to express by them.

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Noun[edit]

asthmatic (plural asthmatics)

  1. A person who suffers from asthma.

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