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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
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.
an′ti•tussive n.
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