Wheezed
Wheeze Wheeze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wheezed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wheezing}.] [OE. whesen, AS. hw[=e]san (cf. Icel. hv[ae]sa to hiss, Sw. hv["a]sa, Dan. hv[ae]se); akin to AS. hw[=o]sta a cough, D. hoest, G. husten, OHG. huosto, Icel. h[=o]sti, Lith. kosti to cough, Skr. k[=a]s. [root]43. Cf. {Husky} hoarse.] To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma. ``Wheezing lungs.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • wheeze — [[t](h)wi͟ːz[/t]] wheezes, wheezing, wheezed 1) VERB If someone wheezes, they breathe with difficulty and make a whistling sound. He had quite serious problems with his chest and wheezed and coughed all the time... [V with quote] Boy, wheezed old …   English dictionary

  • wheeze — I. intransitive verb (wheezed; wheezing) Etymology: Middle English whesen, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hvæsa to hiss; akin to Old English hwǣst action of blowing, Sanskrit śvasiti he blows, snorts Date: 15th century 1. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wheeze — wheezer, n. wheezingly, adv. /hweez, weez/, v., wheezed, wheezing, n. v.i. 1. to breathe with difficulty and with a whistling sound: Asthma caused him to wheeze. 2. to make a sound resembling difficult breathing: The old locomotive wheezed into… …   Universalium

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  • wheeze — [hwēz, wēz] vi. wheezed, wheezing [ME whesen < ON hvæsa, to hiss < IE base * k̑wes , to wheeze, snort > L queri, to lament] 1. to breathe hard with a whistling, breathy sound, as in asthma 2. to make a sound like this [the old organ… …   English World dictionary

  • wheez´ing|ly — wheeze «hweez», verb, wheezed, wheez|ing, noun. –v.i. 1. to breathe with difficulty and a whistling sound. 2. to make a sound like this: »The old engine wheezed, but it didn t stop. –v.t. to utter with a sound of wheezing. –n. 1. a whistling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheez´er — wheeze «hweez», verb, wheezed, wheez|ing, noun. –v.i. 1. to breathe with difficulty and a whistling sound. 2. to make a sound like this: »The old engine wheezed, but it didn t stop. –v.t. to utter with a sound of wheezing. –n. 1. a whistling… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wheeze — Wheeze, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Wheezed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wheezing}.] [OE. whesen, AS. hw[=e]san (cf. Icel. hv[ae]sa to hiss, Sw. hv[ a]sa, Dan. hv[ae]se); akin to AS. hw[=o]sta a cough, D. hoest, G. husten, OHG. huosto, Icel. h[=o]sti, Lith. kosti …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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