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 thermal cup, which smelled like alcohol and cough syrup, was located. John Benson, cleveland, 9 Nov. 2021 Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in the original container. Madison Bateman,, 21 Oct. 2021 This one will be harder to swallow than a crow coated in cough syrup. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 10 Oct. 2021 His father, Mike Carney, was a local hustler and petty thief who was gunned down by police while stealing cough syrup from a pharmacy. Jennifer Wilson, The Atlantic, 10 Sep. 2021 Five groups that lobbied on House Bill 9, which bans over-the-counter sale of dextromethorphan cough syrup to children. Laura Hancock, cleveland, 15 July 2021 The governor also signed a dozen other bills, including measures to overhaul the state’s school report card system, ban over-the-counter sales of cough syrup to minors, and prohibit local bans on natural gas use. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 2 July 2021 Asians shared photos of Nin Jiom cough syrup derived from loquat leaves. Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2021 The two brew up a vat of killer punch (the ingredients include cough syrup and pickle juice) and wait for the amorous adventures to happen. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 28 May 2021

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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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19 Nov 2021

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“Cough syrup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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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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