Definition of asthmatic in English:

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asthmatic

Pronunciation: /azˈmadik/

adjective

Relating to or suffering from asthma.
Example sentences
  • Up to 80 per cent of asthmatic children have allergic rhinitis.
  • Children with documented cat allergy or with asthmatic symptoms triggered by a cat should avoid cats.
  • Students were diagnosed with asthma if both questionnaires confirmed the presence of asthmatic symptoms.

noun

A person who suffers from asthma.
Example sentences
  • Blanc found that 15% of American adult asthmatics reported that their asthma was worse at work.
  • This is similar to what happens in allergic asthmatics.
  • As a result of these symptoms, asthmatics may not tolerate exertion.

Derivatives

asthmatically

Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • 'You know, the future of this country lies in this railway's reconstruction,' says a local teacher, as the train pulls asthmatically into Lobito.
  • He first swallowed, and then began to gasp asthmatically.
  • The ramshackle trucks, coughing asthmatically, clambered on over China's battered, tortuous highways.

Origin

Early 16th century: via Latin from Greek asthmatikos, from asthma (see asthma).

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Syllabification: asth·mat·ic

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