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dyspnea

Definition:

difficult or labored respiration

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Related to:

dyspneal

Plural:

dyspneas

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

dyspnoea [British spelling]

Etymology:

Latin dyspnoea, from Greek dyspnoia, from dyspnoos short of breath, from dys- +...
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Dyspnea | NEE | dyspnoea | shortness of breath | air hunger

the subjective symptom of breathlessness. It's a normal symptom of heavy exertion but becomes pathological if it occurs in unexpected situations. In 85% of cases it's due to either asthma, pneumonia, cardiac ischemia, interstitial lung disease,... (36 of 2714 words, pronunciation)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Dyspnea

Collins Dictionary:

dyspnea [United States] | dyspnoea | dyspnoeal [derived] | dyspnoeic [derived] | dyspneic [adjective, derived]

[US] Same as "dyspnoea" | difficulty in breathing or in catching the breath (12 of 264 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dyspnea

Oxford Dictionary:

dyspnea | dyspnoea [British] | dyspneic [derived]

Syllabification: (dysp·ne·a) | [medicine] | difficult or labored breathing. (7 of 45 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/dyspnea

American Heritage Dictionary:

dyspnea | air hunger | dyspneic [adjective, related]

Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath. (16 of 44 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dyspnea

Merriam-Webster:

dyspnea | dyspneic [adjective, related]

difficult or labored respiration (4 of 42 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/dyspnea

New World Dictionary:

dyspnea | dyspneal [related]

shortness of breath (3 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dyspnea

Random House Dictionary:

dyspnea [pathology]

difficult or labored breathing. (4 of 10 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/dyspnea

Wiktionary:

dyspnea [pathology] | dyspnoea [British] | dyspnœa [British] | shortness of breath [synonym] | breathlessness [synonym] | dyspneas [plural] | dyspnoeas [plural]

Difficult or labored respiration. (4 of 7 words, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dyspnea

Cambridge Dictionary:

symptom

any feeling of illness or physical or mental change which is caused by a particular disease | any single problem which is caused by and shows a more ... (27 of 89 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/symptom

Macmillan British Dictionary:

symptom [countable] | symptoms [plural]

a sign that someone has an illness ; a sign of a larger problem (14 of 64 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/symptom

Encarta Dictionary:

dyspnea | dyspnoea [medicine, British]

difficulty in breathing, often caused by heart or lung disease (10 of 41 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607153​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

dyspnea

First use: about 1681

Origin: Latin dyspnoea, from Greek dyspnoia, from dyspnoos short of breath, from dys- + pnein to breathe

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Wiktionary:

dyspnea [pathology] | dyspnoea [British] | dyspnœa [British]

Origin: Latin dyspnoea, from δύσπνοια (dyspnoia, "bad breathing"), compound of δυσ- (dys, "bad, unfortunate") and πνοή (pnoē, "breeze").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dyspnea

New World Dictionary:

dyspnea

Origin: Latin dispnoea from Greek dyspnoia from dys-, "dys-" + pnoē, breathing from pnein, to breathe: see "pneuma"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/dyspnea

Collins Dictionary:

dyspnea [United States] | dyspnoea

First use: 17th century

Origin: via Latin from Greek duspnoia, from dys- + pnoē breath, from pnein to breathe

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dyspnea

American Heritage Dictionary:

dyspnea

Origin: Latin dyspnoea, from Greek duspnoia: dus-, dys- + pnoiā, -pnoia, breathing; see pneu- in Indo-European roots.

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Oxford Dictionary:

dyspnea | dyspnoea [British]

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: Latin from Greek duspnoia, from dus- "difficult" + pnoē "breathing"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/dyspnea

Encarta Dictionary:

dyspnea

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: Latin from Greek duspnoia "difficulty in breathing" from pnein "breathe"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861607153​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

dyspnea

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "dyspnea"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "dyspnea" by speech synthesizer

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dyspnoea

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dyspnoea"

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Google Dictionary:

dyspnea

Audio: English pronunciation of "dyspnea"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

dyspnea

Audio: North American pronunciation of "dyspnea"

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YourDictionary Audio:

dyspnea

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "dyspnea" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

dyspnoea | dyspnea [United States]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "dyspnoea"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dyspnoea

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