- a person suffering from asthma.
Origin of asthmatic
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- of, relating to, or having asthma
- a person who has asthma
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
1540s, from Latin asthmaticus, from Greek asthmatikos, from asthma (see asthma). Noun meaning "person with asthma" is recorded from 1610s.
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