Cough suppressant
A drug used to control coughing, particularly with a dry, nagging, unproductive cough.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • suppressant — sup•pres•sant [[t]səˈprɛs ənt[/t]] n. pha a substance that suppresses an undesirable action or condition: a cough suppressant[/ex] • Etymology: 1940–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • suppressant — /səˈprɛsənt/ (say suh presuhnt) noun a substance, especially a medication, which acts to suppress or reduce the intensity of a specific symptom: a cough suppressant …   Australian English dictionary

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