any medicine that relieves coughing
- Cough reflex
cough reflex n. The reflex which initiates coughing in response to irritation of the larynx or tracheobronchial tree.
noun 1. a medicated, syruplike fluid, usually flavored and nonnarcotic or mildly narcotic, for relieving coughs or soothing irritated throats. cough syrup n. A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing. noun phrase Bribe or blackmail money paid to silence someone (1925+ Underworld)
[koo d; unstressed kuh d] /kʊd; unstressed kəd/ verb 1. a simple past tense of 1 . auxiliary verb 2. (used to express possibility): I wonder who that could be at the door. That couldn’t be true. 3. (used to express conditional possibility or ability): You could do it if you tried. 4. (used in […]
modifier Suggesting, often lamenting, what might have been: other coulda-been sad-sack tales (1990s+)