HyperDic: cough

English > 2 senses of the word cough:
VERBbodycoughexhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
NOUNstatecough, coughinga sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages
cough > pronunciation
Soundskaa'f; kao'f
RhymesMolotov
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English > cough: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA 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.
Synonymcoughing
Part ofrespiratory disease, respiratory illness, respiratory disorderA disease affecting the respiratory system
Broadersymptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Spanishtos
Catalantos
Verbscoughexhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
English > cough: 2 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningexhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"The smoker coughs all day"
Narrowerclear the throat, hawkClear mucus or food from one's throat
hack, whoopcough spasmodically
Broaderexpectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit outDischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
See alsocough up, cough outdischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
cough upgive reluctantly
Spanishtoser, tos
Catalantossir, tos
Nounscough, coughinga sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages

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