- of or relating to a substance that is used to suppress coughing.
- any such substance, as codeine.
Origin of antitussive
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- alleviating or suppressing coughing
- an antitussive drug
Word Origin for antitussive
from anti- + Latin tussis a cough
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- Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.
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