Definition of Breathlessness

1. Noun. A dyspneic condition.

Exact synonyms: Shortness Of Breath, Sob
Generic synonyms: Dyspnea, Dyspnoea
Derivative terms: Breathless, Breathless

Definition of Breathlessness

1. n. The state of being breathless or out of breath.

Definition of Breathlessness

1. Noun. The state of being breathless or out of breath. ¹

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Definition of Breathlessness

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Medical Definition of Breathlessness

1. The state of being breathless or out of breath. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Breathlessness

breathing exercises
breathing in
breathing machine
breathing out
breathing place
breathing rate
breathing reserve
breathing room
breathing space
breathing spaces
breathing spell
breathing time
breathlessness (current term)

Literary usage of Breathlessness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association (1901)
"He described the symptoms of breathlessness, showing pictures of men during a race, and an original model of the face showing the typical expression of ..."

2. The Soldier's heart and the effort syndrome by Thomas Lewis (1920)
"breathlessness. In the following pages I purpose to describe the symptoms ... There may be slight breathlessness when the patient is walking quietly about ..."

3. Physical Education: Being an Article Contributed to an Encyclopedic Work on by Frederick Treves (1892)
"breathlessness. The breathlessness which is a familiar attendant upon exercises of a certain ... The phenomena of breathlessness are familiar enough. ..."

4. Chronicles of the City of Perugia, 1492-1503 by Francesco Maturanzio, Edward Strachan Morgan (1905)
"And to end the story there were some who in their headlong flight were so spent that their hearts burst for mere breathlessness, and so they were picked up ..."

5. Birmingham Medical Review (1900)
"There are certain points about this breathlessness which are ... In association with this characteristic breathlessness we have certain well recognised ..."

6. A Review of Swedish Gymnastics by Theodore Hough (1899)
"proach, but never to exceed, the limit where breathlessness in its graver form sets in." .9. Slow-leg and respiratory movements. ..."

7. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The relation of breathlessness to angina was examined in 7735 middle-aged British men. Among men who did not report breathlessness, the age-standardized ..."

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