asthmatic (adj.) 1540s, from L. asthmaticus, from Gk. asthmatikos, from asthma (see ASTHMA (Cf. asthma)). Noun meaning "person with asthma" is recorded from 1610s.

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  • Asthmatic — Asth*mat ic, Asthmatical Asth*mat ic*al, a. [L. asthmaticus, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to asthma; as, an asthmatic cough; liable to, or suffering from, asthma; as, an asthmatic patient. {Asth*mat ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Asthmatic — Asth*mat ic, n. A person affected with asthma. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asthmatic — [az mat′ik; ] chiefly Brit [ asmat′ik] adj. of or having asthma: also asthmatical n. a person who has asthma asthmatically adv …   English World dictionary

  • asthmatic — [[t]æsmæ̱tɪk, AM æz [/t]] asthmatics 1) N COUNT People who suffer from asthma are sometimes referred to as asthmatics. I have been an asthmatic from childhood and was never able to play any sports. ADJ GRADED Asthmatic is also an adjective. One… …   English dictionary

  • asthmatic — asth|mat|ic [æsˈmætık US æz ] n someone who suffers from asthma >asthmatic adj ▪ My son s asthmatic. ▪ an asthmatic attack …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • asthmatic — Relating to or suffering from asthma. * * * asth·mat·ic az mat ik,Brit as adj of, relating to, or affected with asthma <an asthmatic attack> asth·mat·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv asthmatic n a person affected with asthma …   Medical dictionary

  • asthmatic — I UK [æsˈmætɪk] / US [æzˈmætɪk] adjective suffering from or relating to asthma II UK [æsˈmætɪk] / US [æzˈmætɪk] noun [countable] Word forms asthmatic : singular asthmatic plural asthmatics someone who suffers from asthma …   English dictionary

  • asthmatic — asthmatically, adv. /az mat ik, as /, adj. Also, asthmatical. 1. suffering from asthma. 2. pertaining to asthma: an asthmatic wheeze. n. 3. a person suffering from asthma. [1535 45; < L asthmaticus < Gk asthmatikós, equiv. to asthmat (s. of… …   Universalium

  • asthmatic — 1. adjective Having the characteristics of asthma, as in an asthmatic cough 2. noun A person who suffers from asthma …   Wiktionary

  • asthmatic — adj. Asthmatic is used with these nouns: ↑child, ↑symptom …   Collocations dictionary

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