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cough drop

noun
1.
a small, medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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Examples from the web for cough drop
  • The mead was refreshing in the way a honey-menthol cough drop can be, but much lighter and not as sweet.
  • He observed that the cough drop in hot water dissolved faster.
  • Choose two more items, such as a tissue and cough drop.
  • The defendant consented and the officers found marijuana in a cigarette pack and a cough drop container.
British Dictionary definitions for cough drop

cough drop

noun
1.
a lozenge to relieve a cough
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cough drop in Medicine

cough drop n.
A small, often medicated and sweetened lozenge taken orally to ease coughing or soothe a sore throat.

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