short-winded

adjective short-wind·ed \ ˌshȯrt-ˈwin-dəd \

Definition of short-winded

1 : affected with or characterized by shortness of breath
2 a : brief
b : broken up into short units

First Known Use of short-winded

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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short-winded

adjective short-wind·ed \ -ˈwin-dəd \

medical Definition of short-winded

: affected with or characterized by shortness of breath

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