cough syrup

noun
a medicated, syruplike fluid, usually flavored and nonnarcotic or mildly narcotic, for relieving coughs or soothing irritated throats.
Also called cough medicine.


Origin:
1875–80

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cough syrup n.
A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing.

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Be cautious about cooking products and over-the-counter preparations, such as cough syrup, which may contain alcohol.
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