Definition of 'asthma'
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Example sentences containing 'asthma'
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Sudden asthma attacks have been linked to thunderstorms in other countries. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His asthma inhaler is on the sofa by him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The warnings will suggest that people with conditions such as asthma or heart disease stay at home or carry medication. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Do you need your asthma inhaler? The Sun (2017)But as far as athletes and asthma inhalers are concerned, we can probably all breathe easy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)FOUR people died and hundreds more needed treatment after being struck by rare condition thunderstorm asthma. The Sun (2016)An asthma attack in training persuaded her that it would be too risky to swim, so she joins the team for support. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These exposures brought on attacks of asthma and were discontinued after two weeks. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)You do not say what in the factory triggers the asthma. Times, Sunday Times (2007)People with asthma and eczema may also benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Asthma and other allergic conditions run in families. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She adjusted her diet and things seemed to be improving when she had an asthma attack. Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)The fumes can also trigger asthma attacks. The Sun (2009)Other medical problems such as eczema or asthma are bad enough. The Sun (2008)In some people it can trigger an asthma attack. The Sun (2010)Experts say that it could trigger allergies and asthma. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Also good for asthma and eczema sufferers. The Sun (2016)The group are at risk of blood sugar problems and are prone to allergic conditions such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. The Sun (2008)After an asthma attack she is sent for some fresh air with relatives on the coast and spends her time sketching. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They came to my asthma inhaler. Times, Sunday Times (2014)If the problem is asthma, the inhaler will help. The Sun (2013)People with conditions such as asthma, epilepsy or eczema may notice the changes first. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I have tried an asthma inhaler and a course of antibiotics with no joy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)No. You have allergic asthma. The Sun (2013)Most commonly, those with asthma have skin conditions, such as eczema. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'asthma'
British English: asthma /ˈæsmə/ NOUN
Asthma is an illness which affects the chest and makes breathing difficult.
- American English: asthma
- Arabic: الربْو
- Brazilian Portuguese: asma
- Chinese: 哮喘
- Croatian: astma
- Czech: astma
- Danish: astma
- Dutch: astma
- European Spanish: asma
- Finnish: astma
- French: asthme
- German: Asthma
- Greek: άσθμα
- Italian: asma
- Japanese: 喘息
- Korean: 천식
- Norwegian: astma
- Polish: astma
- European Portuguese: asma
- Romanian: astmă
- Russian: астма
- Spanish: asma
- Swedish: astma
- Thai: โรคหืด
- Turkish: astım
- Ukrainian: астма
- Vietnamese: bệnh hen
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