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short-winded

[shawrt-win-did] /ˈʃɔrtˈwɪn dɪd/
adjective
1.
short of breath; liable to difficulty in breathing.
2.
brief or concise; to the point, as in speech or writing.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for short-winded

short-winded

adjective
1.
tending to run out of breath, esp after exertion
2.
(of speech or writing) terse or abrupt
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short-winded in Medicine

short-winded adj.

  1. Breathing with quick, labored breaths.

  2. Likely to have difficulty in breathing, especially from exertion.

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