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Jan 3, 2013
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numismatics
nudiustertian
nouveau pauvre
pneumonic
nugacity

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pneumonic

PRONUNCIATION:
(noo-MON-ik, nyoo-)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Of or relating to the lungs.
2. Relating to or affected by pneumonia.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Greek pneumon (lung). Ultimately from the Indo-European root pleu- (to flow), that is also the source of flow, float, flit, fly, flutter, pulmonary, pneumonia, pluvial, fletcher, and plutocracy. Earliest documented use: 1668.

USAGE:
"It seems your husband has been walking about with a pneumonic condition that has put a strain on his heart."
Edward T. Slavin; The Matriarch; AuthorHouse; 2006.

See more usage examples of pneumonic in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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