suffering from .
pertaining to :
an asthmatic wheeze.
a person suffering from .
Contemporary Examples

She had earlier offered a terse description of how her asthmatic brother had come to die.
The Gentle Giant Cut Down by Cops Michael Daly July 23, 2014

(Police at the scene initially claimed that the asthmatic, 350-pound Garner had suffered a heart attack).
Eric Garner Was Choked to Death for Selling Loosies Nick Gillespie December 2, 2014

For example, I cannot imagine trying to treat a diabetic patient without insulin, or an asthmatic patient without bronchodilators.
When Antibiotics Don’t Work, It’s Everyone’s Problem Russell Saunders April 30, 2014

Historical Examples

The sunburned hacendados had the bodies of people who live outdoors, for even the asthmatic Count had been a stockman.
When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett

“That’s truth enough,” said an asthmatic voice from the backstairs.
The Manxman Hall Caine

His head was bowed, his shoulders heaved horribly, and from him came a sound like an asthmatic horse whinnying.
Command William McFee

He was short-breathed, asthmatic and possessed a tempestuous temper.
Up the Forked River Edward Sylvester Ellis

He used to do it himself; but now that he is getting old, he does not like the trouble, and it makes him asthmatic.
The Elect Lady George MacDonald

The organ is asthmatic and the wheezing gets on my gray matter.
Letters of a Dakota Divorcee Jane Burr

In fact, as my physician advises the inhalation of tobacco smoke for my asthmatic difficulties, I will join you.
Trent’s Trust and Other Stories Bret Harte

of, relating to, or having asthma
a person who has asthma

1540s, from Latin asthmaticus, from Greek asthmatikos, from asthma (see asthma). Noun meaning “person with asthma” is recorded from 1610s.


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