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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Health coach Melissa Evans created these pops as an all-natural alternative to cough drops and lozenges. Brittany Loggins, NBC News, "11 amazing items to make life easier — created by and for working moms," 14 Aug. 2019 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 Another group was given free stop-smoking aids like gum, patches, and lozenges (2.9% of those quit). Sarah Gray, Fortune, "Money Is the Best Motivator for People to Quit Smoking, New Study Finds," 25 May 2018 Oliver Chase, a young English newcomer, invented a lozenge cutter. William J. Kole, chicagotribune.com, "Necco candy company sells for $18.8 million," 23 May 2018 Oliver Chase, a young English newcomer, invented a lozenge cutter. Fox News, "Candy company behind Necco Wafers, Sweethearts sold," 23 May 2018

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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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