cough drop

noun

: a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing

Examples of cough drop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Staying hydrated, sucking on cough drops, or taking a steamy shower can ease a dry cough. Leah Groth, Health, 15 Mar. 2024 Other at-home remedies can help to relieve discomfort caused by symptoms, such as placing a humidifier in their room, using saline nose drops or stream to help clear sinuses, offering age-appropriate solutions to sore throats such as cough drops or honey, or applying vapor rub to the chest. USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2024 This includes things like aspirin, Tylenol, tissues, honey, tea bags, cough drops, a thermometer, etc. Rachel Wilkerson Miller, SELF, 1 Jan. 2024 Regular cough drops actually dry out your vocal cords. Lily Moayeri, SPIN, 14 Nov. 2023 Aspartame is authorized as a food additive in Europe and the U.S. and is used in numerous foods, drinks such as Diet Coke, desserts, chewing gum, medications including cough drops and foods intended to help with weight loss. Time, 14 July 2023 Cookbook writer and chef Manju Malhi even handed out cough drops to her celebrity neighbors, Dame Emma Thompson and husband Greg Wise (who helped point out music in the grand ceremony). Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 7 May 2023 Taking them with food can help to prevent this.4 Important Facts About Non-Narcotic Pain Drugs Cough Syrup, Lozenges, or Sprays Throat lozenges and cough drops commonly contain menthol, which can soothe a scratchy throat, or an anesthetic, like benzocaine, which can help numb throat pain. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 27 Feb. 2023 The other pocket has 10 cough drops. Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel, 16 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cough drop was in 1806

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Cite this Entry

“Cough drop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cough%20drop. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

cough drop

noun
: a small piece of candy or a tablet that contains medicine and is used to relieve coughing

Medical Definition

cough drop

noun
: a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing
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