What does the word bronchitis mean?

Usage examples for bronchitis

  1. She finds her- the Prue upon whom the doctor had enjoined such a strict confinement to bed and maintenance at one temperature- sitting, not even lying upon the dressing- room sofa, breathing labouringly, with every symptom of imminent bronchitis, with racing pulse and burning hands, but with heaven in her eyes. – Doctor Cupid by Rhoda Broughton
  2. More than once, when I went to the theatre, I had the feeling that she might not be alive when I returned home; and this was a nervous strain to me that, combined with a severe attack of bronchitis, brought about a physical condition which might have had seriously lasting results if I had not taken care of myself in time. – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  3. She lay high on her pillow, tormented by her chronic bronchitis and by rheumatic pain, her brows drawn together, her vigorous hands clasped before her in an evident tension, as though she only restrained herself with difficulty from defying maid, doctor, and her own sense of prudence. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward

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