abbreviation or noun

Examples of COPD in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adults 60 and over should get vaccinated against RSV, especially those with weakened immune systems, asthma, COPD, congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease. Julie Washington, cleveland, 12 Sep. 2023 Health conditions: Certain chronic illnesses, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and obesity, may increase the risk of severe symptoms. Ashley Abramson, Health, 25 Aug. 2023 Meisner died due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Wednesday night, the band announced Thursday. Daniel S. Levine, Peoplemag, 28 July 2023 Too much weight loss can interfere with quality of life and exacerbate symptoms of COPD. Health Editorial Team, Health, 27 July 2023 Weston noted that Black residents have higher rates of pre-existing health conditions that could be exacerbated by the particulate in wildfire smoke, including asthma and COPD. Nathaniel Rosenberg, Journal Sentinel, 27 June 2023 Going from a high temperature outside to a cold temperature inside can exacerbate respiratory symptoms for people with asthma and COPD. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 19 June 2023 Most of the patients in the emergency department have severe symptoms, asthma, COPD, underlying lung problems or have compromised cardiovascular systems. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, 8 June 2023 Just shy of 11% of Indianapolis residents live with asthma, and 8.6% of Indianapolis residents live with COPD; both these figures are higher than the national average. Jen Guadarrama, The Indianapolis Star, 1 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of COPD was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“COPD.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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