from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. shortness of breath, breathing difficulty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Short and rapid breathing; a panting; asthma.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Shortness of breath; a panting; difficult respiration; asthma.
  • n. Eager desire or aspiration.


From French anhélation, from Latin anhēlātiō ("panting, puffing"), from anhēlō ("pant, puff"). (Wiktionary)


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