cough drop

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cough drop

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

cough drop

n
(Pharmacology) a lozenge to relieve a cough

cough′ drop`


n.
a small medicinal lozenge for relieving a cough, sore throat, hoarseness, etc.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cough drop - a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throatcough drop - a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat
lozenge - a small aromatic or medicated candy
Translations

cough drop

cough sweet npasticca per la tosse
References in periodicals archive ?
Last Christmas, Brenda Fox made mince pies for the reporters and if any of us ever had a cough, someone would pass back a cough sweet.
Every single day after lunch he would come and give me a cough sweet and say 'there's your lucky cough sweet'.
Every single day after lunch he would come and give me a cough sweet and say, 'there's your lucky cough sweet'.
She should not have accepted a cough sweet from Phillip Hammond, she should not have drunk cold water, it should have been warm water.
Cook chucked away a mouldy cough sweet that had been festering in the lining of his back pocket.
Dravid was caught on camera appearing to rub a cough sweet onto the white ball, which was picked up by third umpire Peter Parker.
Mentholated sweet brand Tunes is aiming to overhaul its image and reposition it as more than just a cough sweet by launching a strawberry variant and by targeting the clubbing scene.
If a pupil feels ill, do not offer them a cough sweet, or even an aspirin.
Mum Sharon Wright, who spent PS300 on a dress and shoes, and paid for a limo and a meal, said some misdemeanours were "ridiculous things, like sucking a cough sweet because she had tonsillitis".
Perhaps someone should open a cough sweet stall outside the main entrance for future shows.
Apparently some couples take turns with a piece of chewing gum or a cough sweet, and no, your eyes are not deceiving you - you really did just read that.