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asthmatic

[az-mat-ik, as-] /æzˈmæt ɪk, æs-/
adjective, Also, asthmatical
1.
suffering from asthma.
2.
pertaining to asthma:
an asthmatic wheeze.
noun
3.
a person suffering from asthma.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin asthmaticus < Greek asthmatikós, equivalent to asthmat- (stem of ásthma) asthma + -ikos -ic
Related forms
asthmatically, adverb
antiasthmatic, adjective, noun
nonasthmatic, adjective, noun
nonasthmatically, adverb
postasthmatic, adjective
unasthmatic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for post-asthmatic

asthmatic

/æsˈmætɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or having asthma
noun
2.
a person who has asthma
Derived Forms
asthmatically, adverb
Usage note
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 post-asthmatic

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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