1. noun
A cough suppressant or a drug that inhibits coughing.
Having cough suppressant abilities.

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  • antitussive — n. 1. a medicament used to suppress or relieve coughing; an antitussive substance. Note: Codeine is one such commonly used antitussive. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antitussive — a. 1. having ability to to suppress or relieve coughing; of chemical substances. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antitussive — [an΄tī tus′iv; an΄tētus′iv, an΄titus′iv] adj. reducing the severity of coughing n. an antitussive preparation …   English World dictionary

  • antitussive — 1. Relieving cough. 2. A cough remedy ( e.g., codeine). SYN: antibechic. [anti + L. tussis, cough] * * * an·ti·tus·sive .ant i təs iv, .an .tī adj tending or having the power to act as a cough suppressant <antitussive action> antitussive …   Medical dictionary

  • antitussive — noun any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug • Hyponyms: ↑codeine * * * I. | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • antitussive — noun Date: circa 1909 a cough suppressant • antitussive adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antitussive — ● antitussif, antitussive adjectif antitussif nom masculin Médicament utilisé dans le traitement symptomatique de la toux …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • antitussive — cough suppressant; n. a drug, such as dextromethorphan or pholcodine (both weak opioids), that suppresses coughing, possibly by reducing the activity of the cough centre in the brain and by depressing respiration. Some opioid analgesics also have …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • antitussive — an•ti•tus•sive [[t]ˌæn tiˈtʌs ɪv, ˌæn taɪ [/t]] adj. 1) pha of or pertaining to a substance used to suppress coughing 2) pha an antitussive substance • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • antitussive — /an tee tus iv, an tuy /, Pharm. adj. 1. of or pertaining to a substance that is used to suppress coughing. n. 2. any such substance, as codeine. [1905 10; ANTI + TUSSIVE] * * * …   Universalium

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