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Etymology

1. asthma

noun. ['ˈæzmə'] respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin.

Synonyms

  • bronchial asthma
  • respiratory illness
  • status asthmaticus
  • respiratory disorder
  • bronchospasm
  • respiratory disease

Etymology

  • ἆσθμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Asthma

  • plasma
  • miasma

How do you pronounce asthma?

Pronounce asthma as ˈæzmə.

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Example sentences of the word asthma


1. Adjective
This device can be attached to a metered dose inhaler and a handheld nebulizer used in asthma management.

2. Verb, past participle
If you have asthma, your symptoms may be more severe and you may have difficulty breathing.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Children with asthma may have normal oxygen saturation, except when they have an asthma attack.

4. Noun, plural
Being unusually tired or having asthma can also play a role.

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