Liquid medicine taken either to suppress or expectorate a cough.
- The patients were treated with cough syrup and decongestants.
- Boxes of medicines, varying from children's cough syrup to antiretrovirals, were found in the warehouse.
- But then again I have so much cough syrup and cold medicine in my system, it's quite possible I have no idea what I'm talking about.
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Syllabification: cough syr·up
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