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Shortness of breath   /ʃˈɔrtnəs əv brɛθ/   Listen
Shortness of breath

A dyspneic condition.  Synonyms: breathlessness, SOB.

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"Shortness of breath" Quotes from Famous Books

... and uncouth style, which was cumbered with long sentences and tortured with formal arguments to a most harsh and disagreeable excess. Besides, he had, it seems, a weakness in his voice, a perplexed and indistinct utterance and a shortness of breath, which, by breaking and disjointing his sentences, much obscured the sense and meaning of what he spoke. So that in the end, being quite disheartened, he foresook the assembly; and as he was walking carelessly and sauntering about the Piraeus, Eunomus, the ...
— The Boys' and Girls' Plutarch - Being Parts of The "Lives" of Plutarch • Plutarch

... from his shortness of breath, he said: "Excuse me. A little unusual exertion always brings on a fit of coughing. This is Mr. ...
— Burnham Breaker • Homer Greene

Words linked to "Shortness of breath" :   dyspnoea, dyspnea

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