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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.
- Having the characteristics of asthma, as in an "asthmatic cough".
- 1917, Anton Chekhov, Constance Garnett, transl., The Darling and Other Stories, 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.
having the characteristics of asthma
asthmatic (plural asthmatics)
person who suffers from asthma