cough syrup


noun

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
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Medical definitions for cough syrup

cough syrup

n.

A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing.
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