asthmatic

[ az-mat-ik, as- ]
/ æzˈmæt ɪk, æs- /

adjective Also asth·mat·i·cal.

suffering from asthma.
pertaining to asthma: an asthmatic wheeze.

noun

a person suffering from asthma.

Nearby words

  1. asthenic,
  2. asthenopia,
  3. asthenospermia,
  4. asthenosphere,
  5. asthma,
  6. asti,
  7. asti spumante,
  8. astigmatic,
  9. astigmatic lens,
  10. astigmatism

Origin of asthmatic

1535–45; < Latin asthmaticus < Greek asthmatikós, equivalent to asthmat- (stem of ásthma) asthma + -ikos -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for antiasthmatic

asthmatic

/ (æsˈmætɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or having asthma

noun

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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