short-winded

adjective
short-wind·​ed | \ ˌshȯrt-ˈwin-dəd How to pronounce short-winded (audio) \

Definition of short-winded

1 : affected with or characterized by shortness of breath
2a : 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short-winded. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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short-winded

adjective
short-wind·​ed | \ -ˈwin-dəd How to pronounce short-winded (audio) \

Medical Definition of short-winded

: affected with or characterized by shortness of breath

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