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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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wheezywheez‧y /ˈwiːzi/ adjective  MIBREATHEmaking a noisy sound in your throat or chest, because you cannot breathe easily You sound wheezy. a wheezy coughwheezily adverbwheeziness noun [uncountable]
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wheezyIn the brief lulls, my ears strained to catch the sound of the pigeon's soft, wheezy breathing.Alho etal reported that both gestational age and birth weight were independently associated with wheezy bronchitis.Chit-chat makes do until the wheezy chime of five o'clock, whereupon you stand up.He is capable of avuncular charm, wheezy laughter and mischievous wit as well as grizzly ferocity and stick-in-the-mud reactionary attitudes and walking-stick-in-the-hand swashbuckling.Harrison charged that the ex-sailors were too old and wheezy to climb the steep hill up to the Observatory.
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