from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sweetened medicated liquid taken orally to ease coughing.
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- n. A liquid used to ease a sore throat and possibly suppress excess coughing.
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Unbeknownst to the manufacturer, the changes led to an increase in trace chemical impurities in the product and resulted in thousands of individuals who took the supplement falling ill with EMS. Similarly, in 1998, hundreds of Haitian children died from autoimmune pediatric renal failure, with others suffering permanent comas after ingesting a commonly used children’s acetaminophen cough syrup that had been defectively manufactured with trace amounts of diethylene glycol, a toxic substance.
"Do you make a cough syrup from the root of mullein, too?"
He had dosed me with cough syrup and other vile-tasting concoctions, had looked in my ears, up my nose, and down my throat, perhaps had even examined my little private parts back in the days when they'd been hairless-thankfully I did not remember the last, whether he had or not.