cough syrup


Definition of cough syrup

: any of various sweet usually medicated liquids used to relieve coughing

Examples of cough syrup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The liquid, with a mild smell that suggested cough syrup, left a glossy, evaporating film on surfaces. Kevin Spear,, "Airline workers in Orlando, elsewhere worry about jobs as CARES Act deadline nears," 24 Sep. 2020 Store cough syrup, aspirin, antihistamine and other over-the-counter medications in a travel bag or small container in a bedroom drawer, hallway cabinet or in the kitchen. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, "Expert ideas to maximize space in a small bathroom," 16 Sep. 2020 GlaxoSmithKline found that the cups for Children's Robitussin Honey cough syrup were missing lines for the 5-milliliter and 10-milliliter graduations and the cups for Children's Dimetapp were missing the 10-milliliter graduation. Sandee Lamotte And Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Children's Robitussin and Dimetapp cough medicines recalled due to potential overdose risks," 19 June 2020 The company, which had been focused on a product lineup that included testosterone supplements, children’s flouride supplements and cough syrup, plainly detected new opportunities in the coronavirus pandemic. Los Angeles Times, "Column: How Cedars-Sinai got sucked into the battle over Trump’s claim of a COVID-19 treatment," 1 May 2020 His coughing was so persistent that after dinner the trio stopped at a convenience store to purchase cough syrup for him. Elliott Hester, Los Angeles Times, "I’m a flight attendant. My co-workers are starting to test positive for coronavirus," 15 Apr. 2020 People shuffled in and out, bringing Tylenol and cough syrup, dressed head-to-toe in protective gear. Rachel Swan,, "A heartbreaking end after desperate pleas for help: Coronavirus takes life of South San Francisco cruise passenger," 7 Apr. 2020 Shoup's doctor prescribed him antibiotics, a steroid, cough syrup and a note advising he be allowed medical leave for the rest of the week. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "This TSA officer has coronavirus symptoms. He can't get tested," 27 Mar. 2020 Delivery jobs rarely provide health insurance, and workers still need money to buy Tylenol and cough syrup to control milder cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, or to seek help from an urgent-care clinic. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "How You Should Get Food During the Pandemic," 14 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of cough syrup

1808, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cough syrup was in 1808

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“Cough syrup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cough syrup

: a usually sweet liquid that contains medicine used to stop coughing

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Medical Definition of cough syrup

: any of various sweet usually medicated liquids used to relieve coughing

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