[ az-mat-ik, as- ]
/ æzˈmæt ɪk, æs- /

adjective Also asth·mat·i·cal.

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


a person suffering from asthma.

Origin of asthmatic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM asthmatic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for antiasthmatic

/ (æsˈmætɪk) /


of, relating to, or having asthma


a person who has asthma

Derived forms of asthmatic

asthmatically, adverb

usage for asthmatic

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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