American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Preventing or relieving cough.
- n. Any agent which possesses this property.
- n. pharmacology A cough suppressant or a drug that inhibits coughing.
- adj. pharmacology Having cough suppressant abilities.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. having ability to to suppress or relieve coughing; -- of chemical substances.
- n. a medicament used to suppress or relieve coughing; an antitussive substance.
- n. any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
- anti- (adjective prefix) + Latin tussis (cough) + -ive (adjective suffix) (Wiktionary)
- anti- + Latin tussis, cough; see tussis + -ive. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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