lozenge

noun

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

Examples of lozenge in a Sentence

take one of these lozenges for your cold
Recent Examples on the Web Medicated cough drops: These lozenges may temporarily relieve your cough by lubricating the irritated tissues in your throat. Jenny Sweigard, Verywell Health, 1 July 2024 And why, oh why, did no one think of giving him a lozenge? Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Children aged 4 and older can suck on throat or cough lozenges, sugar-free hard candies, or even frozen berries. Jeannette Moninger, Parents, 11 June 2024 Half were given placebos, and half were given lozenges containing 13.3 milligrams of zinc from zinc gluconate every two waking hours as long as their symptoms persisted. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for lozenge 

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English losenge, from Anglo-French

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Lozenge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lozenge. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

lozenge

noun
loz·​enge ˈläz-ᵊnj How to pronounce lozenge (audio)
1
: a diamond-shaped figure
2
a
: something shaped like a lozenge
b
: a small disk or tablet that usually contains medicine

Medical Definition

lozenge

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