cough syrup
noun Date: 1836 any of various sweet usually medicated liquids used to relieve coughing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cough syrup — cough ,syrup noun count or uncount AMERICAN a liquid medicine that you take to help cure a cough …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cough syrup — n any of various sweet usu. medicated liquids used to relieve coughing …   Medical dictionary

  • cough syrup — noun : any sweet usually medicated liquid used as a remedy for cough * * * noun [noncount] : a usually sweet liquid that contains medicine used to stop coughing called also cough medicine (Brit) cough mixture * * * ˈcough mixture f22 [cough… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cough syrup — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms cough syrup : singular cough syrup plural cough syrups cough mixture …   English dictionary

  • cough syrup — cough′ syr up n. pha a medicated, syruplike fluid, usu. flavored and nonnarcotic or mildly narcotic, for relieving coughs or soothing irritated throats. Also called cough′ med icine • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • cough syrup — a medicated, syruplike fluid, usually flavored and nonnarcotic or mildly narcotic, for relieving coughs or soothing irritated throats. Also called cough medicine. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • cough syrup — noun a liquid used to ease a sore throat and possibly suppress excess coughing …   Wiktionary

  • cough syrup — liquid medication used to alleviate coughing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cough Syrup (song) — Cough Syrup Single by Young the Giant from the album Young the Giant Released 2008 …   Wikipedia

  • Toxic cough syrup — refers to a scandal with Panamanian pharmaceutical manufacturers using ethylene glycol to make cough syrup, which they believed it to be glycerine. Ethylene glycol is a less expensive alternative. Ethylene glycol is nephrotoxic and can result in… …   Wikipedia

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