cough syrup

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

Origin of cough syrup

First recorded in 1875–80
  • Also called cough medicine.

Words Nearby cough syrup Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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