cough syrup


noun

a medicated, syruplike fluid, usually flavored and nonnarcotic or mildly narcotic, for relieving coughs or soothing irritated throats.

Nearby words

  1. cough,
  2. cough drop,
  3. cough medicine,
  4. cough mixture,
  5. cough reflex,
  6. cough up,
  7. coughlin,
  8. coughlin, charles edward,
  9. could,
  10. couldn't

Origin of cough syrup

First recorded in 1875–80

Also called cough medicine.

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Medicine definitions for cough syrup

cough syrup

n.

A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing.

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