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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