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  • v. Present participle of cough.
  • n. A cough, the act of coughing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A violent and sonorous effort to expel the air from the lungs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis

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