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Definitions of asthma:

part of speech: noun

Periodic dyspnea with oppression due to spasm of bronchioles.

part of speech: noun

A disease marked by recurrent attacks of dyspnea, due to some temporary change in the bronchial tubes or to a reflex spasm of the diaphragm.

Usage examples for asthma:

  • Lord Beaconsfield's last years were tormented by a bronchial asthma of gouty origin, against which he fought with tenacious and uncomplaining courage. "Collections and Recollections", George William Erskine Russell
  • I'm afraid of her asthma agin. "Short Cruises", W.W. Jacobs
  • He had asthma horribly and ought really to have considered himself an invalid. "Memoirs of an American Prima Donna", Clara Louise Kellogg

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