Meaning of “bronchitis” in the English Dictionary

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"bronchitis" in British English

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bronchitisnoun [ U ]

uk /brɒŋˈkaɪ.tɪs/ us /brɑːŋˈkaɪ.t̬əs/

Examples from literature

  • Bronchitis set in and he lost his voice. 
  • He has had rather a sharp attack of bronchitis. 
  • I have had a very severe attack of bronchitis. 
  • Paul was rather a delicate boy, subject to bronchitis. 
  • The examination showed that death was due to acute bronchitis and its secondary effects. 

(Definition of “bronchitis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bronchitis" in American English

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bronchitisnoun [ U ]

us /brɑŋˈkɑɪ·t̬ɪs/

an illness in which the air passages between the windpipe (= tube in the throat) and the lungs become infected and swollen, resulting in coughing and difficulty in breathing

(Definition of “bronchitis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)