short–winded

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

Definition of short–winded

  1. 1 :  affected with or characterized by shortness of breath

  2. 2a :  briefb :  broken up into short units

15th Century

First Known Use of short–winded

15th century


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short–winded

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adjective short–wind·ed \-ˈwin-dəd\

Medical Definition of short–winded

  1. :  affected with or characterized by shortness of breath

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