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Adjective: short-winded  'short'win-did
  1. Breathing laboriously or convulsively
    "The short-winded little man departed";
    - blown, pursy [archaic], winded
  2. Breathing heavily (as after exertion)
    - out of breath, breathless, puffed [Brit], gasping

See also: breathless, dyspeic, dyspneal [N. Amer], dyspneic [Brit, N. Amer], dyspnoeal [Brit, Cdn], dyspnoeic [Brit, Cdn], dyspoeic