lozenge

noun loz·enge \ ˈlä-zᵊnj 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

Examples of lozenge in a Sentence

  1. take one of these lozenges for your cold

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Origin and Etymology of lozenge

Middle English losenge, from Anglo-French


LOZENGE Defined for English Language Learners

lozenge

noun

Definition of lozenge for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

lozenge

noun loz·enge \ ˈlä-zᵊnj \

Definition of lozenge for Students

: a small candy often containing medicine

Medical Dictionary

lozenge

noun loz·enge \ ˈläz-ᵊnj \

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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