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broken wind

[wind] /wɪnd/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
1.
heaves (def 19).
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55
Related forms
broken-winded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for broken wind

broken wind

/wɪnd/
noun
1.
(vet science) another name for heaves (sense 1)
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heaves

chronic disorder of the lungs of horses and cows, characterized by difficult breathing and wheezy cough. The symptoms are worsened by vigorous exercise, sudden weather changes, and overfeeding. Heaves resulting from bronchitis may be associated with the feeding of dusty or moldy hay. In horses the condition may be of allergic origin. Chronic pulmonary emphysema also induces heaves. See emphysema.

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