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asthma

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈæsmə/
an illness that makes it difficult to breathe: She had an asthma attack.Respiratory disorders
asthmatic
 
 
/æsˈmætɪk/ adjective
an asthmatic child
Translations of “asthma”
in Arabic رَبْو (مَرض)…
in Korean 천식…
in Malaysian penyakit lelah…
in French asthme…
in Turkish astım…
in Italian asma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 氣喘,哮喘…
in Russian астма…
in Polish astma…
in Vietnamese bệnh hen…
in Spanish asma…
in Portuguese asma…
in Thai โรคหืด…
in German das Asthma…
in Catalan asma…
in Japanese ぜんそく…
in Indonesian bengek, asma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 气喘,哮喘…
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