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lozenge

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noun loz·enge \ˈlä-zənj also -sənj\

Simple Definition of lozenge

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lozenge

  1. 1 :  a figure with four equal sides and two acute and two obtuse angles :  diamond

  2. 2 :  something shaped like a lozenge

  3. 3 :  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 in a sentence

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



Origin of lozenge

Middle English losenge, from Anglo-French


First Known Use: 14th century


LOZENGE Defined for Kids

lozenge

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noun loz·enge \ˈlä-zənj\

Definition of lozenge for Students

  1. :  a small candy often containing medicine




Medical Dictionary

lozenge

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noun loz·enge \ˈläz-ənj\

Medical Definition of lozenge

  1. :  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 ,





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