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antitussive

[ an-tee-tuhs-iv, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn tiˈtʌs ɪv, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective
of or relating to a substance that is used to suppress coughing.
noun
any such substance, as codeine.
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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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Medical definitions for antitussive

antitussive
[ ăn′tē-tŭsĭv, ăn′tī- ]

adj.
Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.

Other words from antitussive

an′ti•tussive n.
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