• WordNet 3.6
    • adj asthmatic relating to breathing with a whistling sound
    • n asthmatic a person suffering from asthma "she is a chronic asthmatic","the painful gasps of a dying asthmatic"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Asthmatic A person affected with asthma.
    • a Asthmatic Of or pertaining to asthma; as, an asthmatic cough; liable to, or suffering from, asthma; as, an asthmatic patient.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • asthmatic Pertaining to asthma: as, asthmatic symptoms. Affected by asthma: as, an asthmatic patient.
    • n asthmatic A person troubled with asthma.
    • n asthmatic Any agent or medicine capable of preventing or relieving asthmatic attacks, as stramonium, chloroform, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Asthmatic pertaining to or affected by asthma
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. asthmaticus, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. asthma, asthmat-osaz-ein, to breathe hard, a-ein, to blow.


In literature:

Both rheumatics and asthmatics are also subject to attacks of urticaria or "hives" (nettle-rash), from these and other special articles of diet.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
Isaacs panted asthmatically in the suffocating heat.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
It appears that he was suddenly taken ill with a sort of asthmatic attack to which he is subject.
"A Master of Mysteries" by L. T. Meade
His round face became red and pale in turn and he clucked asthmatically to his horse.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
Every now and then he uttered a loud snort, that sounded like an asthmatic cough.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
It soon removed the dropsical and asthmatic affections, and steel, with Seltzer water, restored him to health.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
He was stooping so when the door was opened and Caesar entered violently, making asthmatic noises in his throat.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He was asthmatic, and took his breath with a wheeze.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
The organ is asthmatic and the wheezing gets on my gray matter.
"Letters of a Dakota Divorcee" by Jane Burr
For asthmatic patients the air is particularly favorable.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi

In poetry:

"Ah, Printerman, you're straying
Afar from 'stick' and type--
Your heart has 'gone a-maying,'
And you taste old kisses, ripe
Again on lips that pucker
At your old asthmatic pipe!
"The Ancient Printman" by James Whitcomb Riley
And then he reads from paper and book,
In a low and husky asthmatic tone,
With the stolid sameness of posture and look
Of one who reads to himself alone;
And hour after hour on my senses come
That husky wheeze and that dolorous hum.
"The Demon Of The Study" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Notable deaths in arts, A to M. Asthmatic kids need better follow-up care.
How a 'scrawny asthmatic ' climbed the world's mountains.
A Shining Example of Healthcare That Works: Home Visits for Asthmatic Kids.
A mother who smokes cigarettes was ordered by a judge today to give up custody of her 8-year-old asthmatic daughter because the child was in danger from the smoke.
Rand Paul claims asthmatics have nothing to fear from pollution.
John Shade, Your Fortune's Made (Asthmatic Kitty).
The new Passat Sport looks the part, both inside and out, but is badly let down by an asthmatic and old-fashioned engine.
"As a child I was an asthmatic and I was diagnosed with a heart defect when I was 9," said Peyton Conrey, who is a senior.
It may all come down to how you feel about this one scene, where the gasping, asthmatic hit man known as Wheezy Joe (Irwin Keyes) mistakes his handgun for his inhaler and.
White was a solitary, precocious, asthmatic child and at thirteen was sent to an English boarding school, a miserable experience.
How a ' scrawny asthmatic' climbed mountains.
At 11 years old he was scrawny and asthmatic.
How a ' scrawny asthmatic' climbed the world's mountains.
Asthmatic with shortness of breath and wheezing .
Joseph received his training in the evaluation and treatment of allergic, asthmatic and immunological disorders in adults and children at the New England Medical Center in Boston and the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver.