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asthma
left: inflamed bronchial tube with contracted muscles and mucus discharge
right: normal bronchial tube

asth·ma

 (ăz′mə, ăs′-)
n.
A chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by a narrowing of the airways and attacks of wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath that are induced by triggers such as allergens, exercise, infections, and stress.

[Middle English asma, from Medieval Latin, from Greek asthma.]

asth·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj. & n.
asth·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

asthmatic

(æsˈmætɪk)
adj
(Pathology) of, relating to, or having asthma. Also: asthmatical
n
(Pathology) a person who has asthma
asthˈmatically adv
Usage: Rather than talking about an asthmatic or asthmatics, it is better to talk about a person with asthma, people with asthma

asth•mat•ic

(æzˈmæt ɪk, æs-)

adj. Also, asth•mat′i•cal.
1. suffering from asthma.
2. pertaining to asthma.
n.
3. a person suffering from asthma.
[1535–45; < Latin < Greek]
asth•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asthmatic - a person suffering from asthma; "she is a chronic asthmatic"; "the painful gasps of a dying asthmatic"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Adj.1.asthmatic - relating to breathing with a whistling soundasthmatic - relating to breathing with a whistling sound
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
Translations
مُصاب بِالرَّبْو
astmatický
asztmás
andarteppu-
astmatický
astımlı

asthmatic

[æsˈmætɪk]
A. ADJasmático
B. Nasmático/a m/f

asthmatic

[æsˈmætɪk]
adj [person] → asthmatique
nasthmatique mf

asthmatic

nAsthmatiker(in) m(f)
adjasthmatisch

asthmatic

[æsˈmætɪk] adj & nasmatico/a

asthma

(ˈӕsmə) , ((American) ˈӕzmə) noun
an illness which causes difficulty in breathing out, resulting from an allergy etc.
asthmatic (ӕsˈmatik) , ((American) ӕz-) adjective

asth·mat·ic

a. asmático-a, rel. al asma.

asthmatic

adj & n asmático -ca mf
References in classic literature ?
It had a turn for quacking and squeaking,--that chair had,--either from having taken cold in early life, or from some asthmatic affection, or perhaps from nervous derangement; but, as she gently swung backward and forward, the chair kept up a kind of subdued "creechy crawchy," that would have been intolerable in any other chair.
There was a small piano in this room, a clattery, wheezy, asthmatic thing, certainly the very worst miscarriage in the way of a piano that the world has seen.
I dare say he'll last a long time yet, Blossom,' said my aunt, patting Dora on the cheek, as she leaned out of her couch to look at Jip, who responded by standing on his hind legs, and baulking himself in various asthmatic attempts to scramble up by the head and shoulders.
The only sound that interrupted the silence of the place was the asthmatic breathing of the old men I have mentioned, who reposed at a little distance from us.
He sprang to his feet, waving his fists and wheezing like an asthmatic.
Then the room grew perfectly black, and not a sound was audible but Zeena's asthmatic breathing.
The asthmatic had bitten off either end of the stramonium cigarette, and was soon choking himself with the crude fumes, which he inhaled in desperate gulps, to exhale in furious fits of coughing.
Our music consisted of the well-mixed strains of a melodeon which was a little asthmatic and apt to catch its breath where it ought to come out strong, a clarinet which was a little unreliable on the high keys and rather melancholy on the low ones, and a disreputable accordion that had a leak somewhere and breathed louder than it squawked--a more elegant term does not occur to me just now.
You mentioned your name, as if I should recognize it, but I assure you that, beyond the obvious facts that you are a bachelor, a solicitor, a Freemason, and an asthmatic, I know nothing whatever about you.
Mawmsey was not only an overseer (it was about a question of outdoor pay that he was having an interview with Lydgate), he was also asthmatic and had an increasing family: thus, from a medical point of view, as well as from his own, he was an important man; indeed, an exceptional grocer, whose hair was arranged in a flame-like pyramid, and whose retail deference was of the cordial, encouraging kind--jocosely complimentary, and with a certain considerate abstinence from letting out the full force of his mind.
A screeching of asthmatic springs greeted the weight of his body, but he did not notice them.
His back was bowed, his knees were shaky, and his breathing was painfully asthmatic.