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asthmatic

[ az-mat-ik, as- ]
/ æzˈmæt ɪk, æs- /
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adjective Also asth·mat·i·cal .
having or experiencing asthma.
relating to asthma: an asthmatic cough.
suggestive of the wheezing or whistling sound symptomatic of asthma: We'll be listening for the telltales signs of imminent disaster: the last, asthmatic gasps from our geriatric central heating boiler.
noun
a person with asthma.
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Origin of asthmatic

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

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British Dictionary definitions for asthmatic

asthmatic
/ (æsˈmætɪk) /

adjective
of, relating to, or having asthma
noun
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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