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cough mixture

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Definition of cough mixture in English:

noun

[mass noun] British
Liquid medicine taken to relieve a cough: I have some cough mixture from home [count noun]: it is widely found in cough mixtures
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  • Some of the potentially addictive substances contained in medicines such as cough mixture and painkillers include codeine, amphetamines, and opium-derived substances.
  • I imagine her lozenges and the recovering man's cough mixture contained enough mild sedatives to hook them.
  • Check with the pharmacist before taking a cough mixture containing a decongestant.

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