lozenge

noun
loz·​enge | \ ˈlä-zᵊnj How to pronounce lozenge (audio) also -sᵊnj \

Definition of lozenge

1 : a figure with four equal sides and two acute and two obtuse angles : diamond
2 : something shaped like a lozenge
3 : a small usually sweetened and flavored medicated material that is designed to be held in the mouth for slow dissolution especially : one that contains a demulcent sore throat lozenges

called also pastille, troche

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Examples of lozenge in a Sentence

take one of these lozenges for your cold
Recent Examples on the Web Nixon says the pastor and his family use silver products in gel, lozenge and liquid form. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Jim Bakker gets PPP loans during legal fight on fraud claims," 24 Aug. 2020 Nixon says the pastor and his family use silver products in gel, lozenge and liquid form. Arkansas Online, "Televangelist Jim Bakker gets PPP loans during legal fight on fraud claims," 24 Aug. 2020 There are no vaccines, pills, lotions, lozenges or other products that treat or cure COVID-19. Chronicle Staff, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: March 22-23," 24 Apr. 2020 Set aside pain relievers, tissues, plenty of fluids, crackers, throat lozenges and comforts like honey and lemon for hot tea. New York Times, "How to prepare for your children," 15 Apr. 2020 There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "Alex Jones’s Bogus Coronavirus Cures," 30 Mar. 2020 There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) — online or in stores. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "How to Keep Yourself Safe From Coronavirus Scams and Fake Health Products," 16 Mar. 2020 Throat lozenges will soothe an aching throat, which can come from coughing. Amelia Nierenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "How should you stock your medicine cabinet?," 25 Apr. 2020 Throat lozenges will soothe an aching throat, which can come from coughing. Amelia Nierenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "How should you stock your medicine cabinet?," 25 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of lozenge

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for lozenge

Middle English losenge, from Anglo-French

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The first known use of lozenge was in the 14th century

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“Lozenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lozenge. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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lozenge

noun
How to pronounce lozenge (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of lozenge

: a small candy that usually contains medicine
: a shape that is formed by four equal straight lines and that has two opposite angles that are smaller than a right angle and two opposite angles that are larger than a right angle

lozenge

noun
loz·​enge | \ ˈlä-zᵊnj How to pronounce lozenge (audio) \

Kids Definition of lozenge

: a small candy often containing medicine

lozenge

noun
loz·​enge | \ ˈläz-ᵊnj How to pronounce lozenge (audio) \

Medical Definition of lozenge

: a small usually sweetened solid piece of medicated material of any of various shapes that is designed to be held in the mouth for slow dissolution and often contains a demulcent sore throat lozenges

called also pastille, troche

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