HyperDic: coughing

English > 1 sense of the word coughing:
NOUNstatecoughing, cougha sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages
coughing > pronunciation
Soundskaa'fihng; kao'fihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > coughing: 1 sense > 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.
Synonymcough
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

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