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dry cough

dry cough in Medicine

dry cough n.
A cough not accompanied by expectoration; a nonproductive cough.

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  • Henry had lost some of his boyish plumpness, and he had that night a short, dry cough.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • He found his little boy had a dry cough, with a little flushing.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • Suddenly, a sharp, dry cough was heard, and they all looked round.

  • Fits of shivering seized her, then a hacking, dry cough, which could not be dislodged.

    The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  • For a few seconds he breathed with greater difficulty, and then a dry cough shook his chest.

    A Chambermaid's Diary Octave Mirbeau
  • In cases of dry cough at the beginning of tuberculosis I have noticed that the drug evidently arrests the tubercular process.

  • Here the speaker was interrupted by a long, low, dry cough, which penetrated me to the heart.

    Pelham, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He coughed, a hard, dry cough, leaning his fast graying head upon his hand.

    The New Land

    Elma Ehrlich Levinger
  • The captain gave a dry cough, and I turned round sharply, expecting to hear some angry exclamation.

    Blue Jackets George Manville Fenn
  • A dry cough shook her frame from time to time, her cheeks burned with fever.

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