cough drop

noun

Definition of cough drop 

: a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing

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For the first few years after college, my acting career had been mostly Off Broadway theater, so my bank account consisted of four hugs and a cough drop. New York Times, "Betty Gilpin: The First Time I Bought a Crumbling 1834 Farmhouse," 19 June 2018 The offices supplies a wellness table stocked with Airborne, cough drops and fruit provided throughout the flu season. azcentral, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona-Small Companies," 7 June 2018 Some of the drugs were discovered a century ago or earlier, including benzocaine (a local anesthetic sometimes put in cough drops) and quinidine (a treatment for heart rhythm disorders). Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "This Cambridge nonprofit is seeking every drug ever developed," 12 May 2018 Consumers who not long ago would have taken a cough drop or gargled with saltwater to soothe a sore throat now pop into their nearby retail clinic for a strep test. Reed Abelson And Julie Creswell, New York Times, "The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care," 7 Apr. 2018 Then there are the Band-Aids, hand lotion, her passport, eye drops, cough drops, nail files, hand sanitizer, Fitbit batteries, a spare key to her car and Stevia packets. Lainey Berkus, San Antonio Express-News, "A look inside ThriveWell founder’s handbag," 5 Mar. 2018 The singer later cleared up the gum vs. cough drop debate online with a simple tweet. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "Pink Singing the National Anthem With the Flu Won the Super Bowl Before It Even Started," 4 Feb. 2018 Theft, Chagrin Boulevard: At 1 p.m. Jan. 25, it was reported that a man stole $150 worth of cough drops from the BP gas station convenience store, 25705 Chagrin Blvd. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Man stopped for no headlights wanted on child support charge: Beachwood police blotter," 1 Feb. 2018 From cough drop to purple sweet potato, Nestle has experimented with some wacky KitKat flavors. Suzannah Weiss, Teen Vogue, "Nestle Debuts Millennial Pink KitKats," 18 Jan. 2018

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1806, in the meaning defined above

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cough drop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cough drop

: a small piece of candy that contains medicine to prevent coughing

cough drop

noun

Medical Definition of cough drop 

: a lozenge or troche used to relieve coughing

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