antitussive

antitussive

[an-tee-tuhs-iv, an-tahy-] Pharmacology.
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a substance that is used to suppress coughing.
noun
2.
any such substance, as codeine.

Origin:
1905–10; anti- + tussive

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antitussive (ˌæntɪˈtʌsɪv)
 
adj
1.  alleviating or suppressing coughing
 
n
2.  an antitussive drug
 
[from anti- + Latin tussis a cough]

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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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