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asthmatic

[az-mat-ik, as-]
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adjective Also asth·mat·i·cal.
  1. suffering from asthma.
  2. pertaining to asthma: an asthmatic wheeze.
noun
  1. a person suffering from asthma.

Origin of asthmatic

1535–45; < Latin asthmaticus < Greek asthmatikós, equivalent to asthmat- (stem of ásthma) asthma + -ikos -ic
Related formsasth·mat·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·asth·mat·ic, adjective, nounnon·asth·mat·ic, adjective, nounnon·asth·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbpost·asth·mat·ic, adjectiveun·asth·mat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for antiasthmatic

asthmatic

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or having asthma
noun
  1. a person who has asthma
Derived Formsasthmatically, adverb

usage

Rather than talking about an asthmatic or asthmatics, it is better to talk about a person with asthma, people with asthma
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Word Origin and History for antiasthmatic

asthmatic

adj.

1540s, from Latin asthmaticus, from Greek asthmatikos, from asthma (see asthma). Noun meaning "person with asthma" is recorded from 1610s.

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