asthmatic

[az-mat-ik, as-]
adjective Also, asthmatical.
1.
suffering from asthma.
2.
pertaining to asthma: an asthmatic wheeze.
noun
3.
a person suffering from asthma.

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

asthmatically, adverb
antiasthmatic, adjective, noun
nonasthmatic, adjective, noun
nonasthmatically, adverb
postasthmatic, adjective
unasthmatic, adjective
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asthmatic (æsˈmætɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or having asthma
 
n
2.  a person who has asthma
 
usage  Rather than talking about an asthmatic or asthmatics, it is better to talk about a person with asthma, people with asthma
 
asth'matically
 
adv

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asthmatic
1540s, from L. asthmaticus, from Gk. asthmatikos, from asthma (see asthma). Noun meaning "person with asthma" is recorded from 1610s.
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Example sentences
And an asthmatic detective scrambles to keep a pair of cities from detonating.
No more nasty cough, no more asthmatic wheeze and my doc couldn't be happier
  with my ekg.
Click the icon to see an image of a normal versus asthmatic bronchiole.
It had been considering the rule to protect asthmatic people.
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