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Definition of "bronchitis" []

  • Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes. (noun)
  • A disease marked by this inflammation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bronchitis" in a sentence
  • "It is chiefly in the throat what they call bronchitis and she has got to be very weak with it, and at the same time very liable to inflammation."
  • "Worsening breathlessness forced him to retire as a laborer, and he has sought emergency care for what he calls bronchitis twice in the past year."
  • "The bronchitis is on the mend, and my brain is back to almost working properly."