a medicated, syruplike fluid, usually flavored and nonnarcotic or mildly narcotic, for relieving coughs or soothing irritated throats.
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Also called cough medicine.
Origin of cough syrup
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby cough syrup
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Example sentences from the Web for cough syrup
Cough-syrup is made from them and also substitutes for tobacco and hops.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers|Margaret Armstrong
Medical definitions for cough syrup
A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing.
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