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antitussive

[ an-tee-tuhs-iv, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈtʌs ɪv, ˌæn taɪ- /
Pharmacology

adjective

of or relating to a substance that is used to suppress coughing.

noun

any such substance, as codeine.

Nearby words

antitrust legislation, antitruster, antitrypsin, antitrypsin deficiency, antitryptic, antitussive, antitwilight arch, antitype, antiunion, antiutopia, antivax

Origin of antitussive

First recorded in 1905–10; anti- + tussive
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British Dictionary definitions for antitussive

antitussive

/ (ˌæntɪˈtʌsɪv) /

adjective

alleviating or suppressing coughing

noun

an antitussive drug

Word Origin for antitussive

from anti- + Latin tussis a cough
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Medicine definitions for antitussive

antitussive

[ ăn′tē-tŭsĭv, ăn′tī- ]

adj.

Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.
Related formsan′ti•tussive n.
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