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antitussive

[an-tee-tuhs-iv, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈtʌs ɪv, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a substance that is used to suppress coughing.
noun
2.
any such substance, as codeine.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; anti- + tussive
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British Dictionary definitions for antitussive

antitussive

/ˌæntɪˈtʌsɪv/
adjective
1.
alleviating or suppressing coughing
noun
2.
an antitussive drug
Word Origin
from anti- + Latin tussis a cough
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antitussive in Medicine

antitussive an·ti·tus·sive (ān'tē-tŭs'ĭv, ān'tī-)
adj.
Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.


an'ti·tus'sive n.
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