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an·ti·tus·sive

 (ăn′tē-tŭs′ĭv, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.

[anti- + Latin tussis, cough; see tussis + -ive.]

an′ti·tus′sive n.

antitussive

(ˌæntɪˈtʌsɪv)
adj
(Medicine) alleviating or suppressing coughing
n
(Pharmacology) an antitussive drug
[from anti- + Latin tussis a cough]

an•ti•tus•sive

(ˌæn tiˈtʌs ɪv, ˌæn taɪ-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a substance used to suppress coughing.
n.
2. an antitussive substance.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antitussive - any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughingantitussive - any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
codeine - derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relieve pain)
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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