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cough

 
 
pronunciation:
kawf
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: coughs, coughing, coughed
definition: to push out air and other substances from the lungs, making a noise in the throat. People cough because of illness or when they breathe in something such as smoke or dust.
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part of speech: noun
definition: an illness that causes a person to cough.
She is taking medicine for her cough.
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derivation: cougher (n.)
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  • cough drop:
    a candy with medicine to help stop a cough.
  • cough syrup:
    a liquid medicine to help stop a cough.
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  air