Definition of antitussive in English:

antitussive

Line breaks: anti|tus¦sive
Pronunciation: /ˌantiˈtʌsɪv
 
/

adjective

(Especially of a drug) used to prevent or relieve a cough.
More 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.

noun

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

Definition of antitussive in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day keek
Pronunciation: kiːk
verb
peep surreptitiously