asthmatic

adjective
asth·​mat·​ic | \ az-ˈmat-ik, British as- How to pronounce asthmatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of asthmatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or affected with asthma an asthmatic attack

asthmatic

noun

Medical Definition of asthmatic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person affected with asthma

Other Words from asthmatic

Adjective

asthmatically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce asthmatically (audio) \ adverb

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“Asthmatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/asthmatic. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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