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Definitions and Synonyms of cough | Another word for cough | What is cough?

Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for cough in the sense of this definition

(cough is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is part of cough) a disease affecting the respiratory system

Definition 2: exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion - [verb of body]

Samples where cough or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The smoker coughs all day

(cough is a kind of ...) discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth

(... is a kind of cough ) cough spasmodically

"The patient with emphysema is hacking all day"

(... is a kind of cough ) clear mucus or food from one's throat

"he cleared his throat before he started to speak"

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