noun \ˈlä-zənj also -sənj\

: a small candy that usually contains medicine

: a shape that is formed by four equal straight lines and that has two opposite angles that are smaller than a right angle and two opposite angles that are larger than a right angle

Full Definition of LOZENGE

:  a figure with four equal sides and two acute and two obtuse angles :  diamond
:  something shaped like a lozenge
:  a small usually sweetened and flavored medicated material that is designed to be held in the mouth for slow dissolution; especially :  one that contains a demulcent <sore throat lozenges> —called also pastille, troche

Examples of LOZENGE

  1. <take one of these lozenges for your cold>

Origin of LOZENGE

Middle English losenge, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 14th century


noun \ˈläz-ənj\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LOZENGE

: a small usually sweetened solid piece of medicated material of any of various shapes that is designed to be held in the mouth for slow dissolution and often contains a demulcent <sore throat lozenges>—called also pastille, troche


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