from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as asthmatic.

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  • adjective Dated form of asthmatic.


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  • In the greater part of what are called asthmatical cases, the real disease is anasarca of the lungs, and is generally to be cured by diuretics.

    An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses With Practical Remarks on Dropsy and Other Diseases William Withering 1770

  • Iron John gasped a kind of asthmatical salutation as I entered the room, and received me with something almost like a smile of welcome.

    Tales of a Traveller Washington Irving 1821

  • These were, in general, ancient inhabitants of that region; born, and bred there from boyhood. who had long since become wheezy and asthmatical, and short of breath, except in the article of story – telling; in which respect they were still marvellously long – winded.

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit 2006

  • My asthmatical disorder. which had not given me much disturbance since I left Boulogne, became now very troublesome, attended with fever, cough spitting, and lowness of spirits; and I wasted visibly every day.

    Travels through France and Italy 2004

  • Whenever our asthmatical abbé would lead the conversation towards subjects relating to chemistry or alchemy, Boiviel would either avoid a direct reply or else fall into a state of profound taciturnity: and yet all his debts had been paid, including the various outstanding accounts due to his numerous landlords, and his dinners at the Croix de

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851 Various

  • Here was a terrible state of perplexity for our asthmatical abbé, who, for all that, did not lose courage, but set to work with all his might to discover the great physician.

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851 Various

  • A piece was eaten each night and morning for asthmatical complaints, whilst it was customary when travelling by a river to suck a bit of the root against poisonous exhalations and bad air.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure William Thomas Fernie

  • If the reader should feel astonished that an asthmatical patient could eat partridges and truffles without being horribly ill, his astonishment will not be of long continuance.

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851 Various

  • Madame Favart: -- 'I am just the same as when you saw me last: sometimes asthmatical, and always gormandizing.'

    The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851 Various

  • The plaid shawl was not proof against the wind and rain of that biting November, and her lungs, so long her boast among asthmatical neighbours, succumbed to the heavy fogs that alternated with the gales and frosts.

    The Port of London Murders Bell, Josephine, 1897-1987 1938


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