Definition of asthmatic in US English:

asthmatic

adjective

  • Relating to or suffering from asthma.

    • ‘Some asthmatic patients perceive the severity of their disease rather poorly.’
    • ‘Consecutive adult asthmatic subjects admitted to hospital for asthma were studied.’
    • ‘Exposure to passive smoke is a cause of lung cancer and heart disease and causes respiratory illness and asthmatic attacks.’
    • ‘Although asthma and obesity may not be causally related, the high prevalence of obesity results in many asthmatic patients being obese.’
    • ‘Immunisation with the influenza vaccine is recommended for asthmatic people.’
    • ‘Students were diagnosed with asthma if both questionnaires confirmed the presence of asthmatic symptoms.’
    • ‘More children who lived in urban communities tended to develop asthmatic symptoms than those who lived in rural communities.’
    • ‘We selected a group of asthmatic patients in two neighbouring counties who had variable asthma so we could measure change.’
    • ‘Up to 80 per cent of asthmatic children have allergic rhinitis.’
    • ‘Children with documented cat allergy or with asthmatic symptoms triggered by a cat should avoid cats.’
    • ‘In our study, pupils who attended schools that had new ventilation systems reported fewer asthmatic symptoms.’
    • ‘An increase in emergency room visits of asthmatic patients was shown in the reports of an urban warehouse fire and the 1987 bush fire in California.’
    • ‘Our subjects are typical examples of asthmatic patients requesting medical assistance in an urban emergency center.’
    • ‘If dysfunctional breathing is as common as our data show, facilities for breathing retraining need to be available as part of the overall management of asthmatic patients.’
    • ‘The first measurement occurred in winter, and 77 asthmatic children were selected.’
    • ‘This type of testing may show asthmatic changes in the lungs.’
    • ‘It is impossible to tell which staff members have begun their sensitization and who already has the potential for an anaphylactic or asthmatic reaction.’
    • ‘We investigated whether weight loss affects lung function, morbidity, symptoms, or health status in obese asthmatic people.’
    • ‘Little is known about the influence of sleep on persistent wheeze in asthmatic patients.’
    • ‘It's quite important for asthmatic women to have an asthma action plan specifically tailor-made for their pregnancy.’

noun

  • A person who suffers from asthma.

    • ‘Asthma is not a handicap in achieving excellence in sport as shown by the number of Olympic gold medal swimmers who were asthmatics.’
    • ‘From the responses we obtained, two groups of subjects were created: asthmatics and non-asthmatics.’
    • ‘Clear correlations can then be made between air pollutant exposure concentrations, respiratory function, and quality of life among asthmatics.’
    • ‘Despite the increased risk they run, fewer than 20 per cent of asthmatics are vaccinated against the flu.’
    • ‘Continued smoking by adult asthmatics is the likely cause of irreversibility of airway obstruction and development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.’
    • ‘As a result of these symptoms, asthmatics may not tolerate exertion.’
    • ‘When asthma is satisfactorily controlled, asthmatics need not be restricted from any activity up to and including competitive athletics.’
    • ‘Warm weather makes life harder for hay fever sufferers and for asthmatics.’
    • ‘Currently, asthmatics would have to undergo a series of injections, and protection would not be permanent, perhaps lasting only a few years.’
    • ‘Many asthmatics struggle with secondhand smoke, so it's not a surprise that you are struggling with asthma again since you started smoking.’
    • ‘There were only a few individuals who claimed they were asthmatics.’
    • ‘Occasionally, asthmatics may experience symptoms getting suddenly worse, or steadily worsening over a period of days.’
    • ‘There's some recent evidence that suggests asthmatics may be at greater risk of certain types of severe pneumonia.’
    • ‘This is similar to what happens in allergic asthmatics.’
    • ‘Indoor air quality can have a huge effect on how severe asthma symptoms are for many asthmatics.’
    • ‘Given the large number of children who reported other respiratory symptoms, it is likely that some were undiagnosed asthmatics.’
    • ‘There has been research published in the past that suggested that asthmatics do better when they live in dustier environments, too.’
    • ‘Blanc found that 15% of American adult asthmatics reported that their asthma was worse at work.’
    • ‘At the beginning of the study, medical questionnaires revealed that three subjects had been asthmatics during their childhood.’
    • ‘The findings could be good news for Britain's 12 million hayfever sufferers, as well as asthmatics and people with serious allergies to insect stings or certain foods.’

Origin

Early 16th century: via Latin from Greek asthmatikos, from asthma (see asthma).

Pronunciation

asthmatic

/azˈmadik//æzˈmædɪk/