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wheeze

Pronunciation: wez

Definition:

  1. To breathe noisily and with difficulty.
  2. A whistling, squeaking, musical, or puffing sound made on exhalation by air passing through the fauces, glottis, or narrowed tracheobronchial airways.

[A.S. hwesan]

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