cough syrup

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noun
  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.
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cough syrup

n.
  1. A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing.
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