antitussive

noun
an·​ti·​tus·​sive | \ ˌan-tē-ˈtə-siv How to pronounce antitussive (audio) , ˌan-tī- How to pronounce antitussive (audio) \

Definition of antitussive

: a cough suppressant

Other Words from antitussive

antitussive adjective

First Known Use of antitussive

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Antitussive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antitussive. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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antitussive

adjective
an·​ti·​tus·​sive | \ ˌant-i-ˈtəs-iv How to pronounce antitussive (audio) , ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antitussive (audio) \

Medical Definition of antitussive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tending or having the power to act as a cough suppressant antitussive action

antitussive

noun

Medical Definition of antitussive (Entry 2 of 2)

: a cough suppressant

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