lozenge

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

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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Synonyms for lozenge

Synonyms

cap, capsule, pill, tablet

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Examples of lozenge in a Sentence

take one of these lozenges for your cold

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According to a study published in January by the New England Journal of Medicine, e-cigarettes are almost twice as effective at helping smokers quit as nicotine replacement therapies, like lozenges and patches. Washington Post, "San Francisco bans e-cigarette sales to curb teenage vaping," 26 June 2019 Clinically, fentanyl is prescribed in patches, lozenges, and injections. Cory Stieg, refinery29.com, "The Truth About The Fentanyl Scene In Euphoria," 25 June 2019 Smokers can get free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges this summer from a state department urging Michiganders to ditch the harmful habit. Anna Bauman, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan offers free nicotine patches, gum for smokers," 17 June 2019 Nicotine-replacement therapies such as patches and lozenges, which contain small amounts of nicotine and are used by adults to quit smoking cigarettes, have either not been tested on teens or have shown limited effects in studies. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "Teen Vaping Has Created Addicts With Few Treatment Options," 18 Dec. 2018 Inside, Garunay’s dynamic installation framed the exhibits in diamond light lozenges. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Les Garçonnes Were Out in Full Force at the Exhibition Opening of Gender Bending Fashion at Boston’s MFA," 19 Mar. 2019 Avoid over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies like lozenges, gum or patches, which haven’t been fully tested on people under 18. Betsy Mckay, WSJ, "Teen Vaping Has Created Addicts With Few Treatment Options," 18 Dec. 2018 That’s why the Food and Drug Administration has approved nicotine replacement therapies like gum, lozenges, and patches. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Is nicotine actually bad for you?," 10 Aug. 2018 Those white and pastel dots, lozenges, and capsules embedded, along with myriad color images, in layers of clear resin are in fact pills—straight out of a prescription bottle. David Colman, ELLE Decor, "Art Show: Fred Tomaselli," 1 Nov. 2010

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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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lozenge

noun

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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