Definition of antitussive in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌan(t)ēˈtəsiv/


(Especially of a drug) used to prevent or relieve a cough.
Example sentences
  • Little is known about the pathogenesis of this cough, which frequently proves resistant to conventional antitussive therapies.
  • The alkaloid was found to be devoid of analgesic properties but to possess central antitussive activity equal to that of codeine.
  • Syrup alone may act as a demulcent and provide antitussive action without side effects.


An antitussive drug.
Example sentences
  • Premedication generally consists of sedation, an anticholinergic agent, and an antitussive.
  • Do not take an antitussive if you are coughing up mucus.

Words that rhyme with antitussive

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