antitussive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- (adjective prefix) + Latin tussis (cough) + -ive (adjective suffix)

Noun[edit]

antitussive (plural antitussives)

  1. (pharmacology) A cough suppressant or a drug that inhibits coughing.

Adjective[edit]

antitussive (comparative more antitussive, superlative most antitussive)

  1. (pharmacology) Having cough suppressant abilities.