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cough


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cough  \Cough\,  n.  [Cg.  D.  kuch.  See  {Cough},  v.  i.  ] 
  1.  A  sudden,  noisy,  and  violent  expulsion  of  air  from  the 
  chest,  caused  by  irritation  in  the  air  passages,  or  by  the 
  reflex  action  of  nervous  or  gastric  disorder,  etc 
 
  2.  The  more  or  less  frequent  repetition  of  coughing, 
  constituting  a  symptom  of  disease. 
 
  {Stomach  cough},  {Ear  cough},  cough  due  to  irritation  in  the 
  stomach  or  ear. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cough  \Cough\  (k?f),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Coughed}  (k?ft);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Coughing}.]  [Cf.  D.  kuchen,  MHG.  k?chen  to 
  breathe,  G.  keuchen  to  pant,  and  E.  chincough  the  first  part 
  of  which  is  prob.  akin  to  cough;  cf  also  E.  choke.] 
  To  expel  air,  or  obstructing  or  irritating  matter,  from  the 
  lungs  or  air  passages,  in  a  noisy  and  violent  manner. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cough  \Cough\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  expel  from  the  lungs  or  air  passages  by  coughing;  -- 
  followed  by  up  as  to  cough  up  phlegm. 
 
  2.  To  bring  to  a  specified  state  by  coughing;  as  he  coughed 
  himself  hoarse. 
 
  {To  cough  down},  to  silence  or  put  down  (an  objectionable 
  speaker)  by  simulated  coughing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cough 
  n  1:  sudden  expulsion  of  air  from  the  lungs  that  clears  the  air 
  passages;  a  common  symptom  of  upper  respiratory 
  infection  or  bronchitis  or  pneumonia  or  tuberculosis 
  [syn:  {coughing}] 
  2:  the  act  of  exhaling  air  suddenly  with  a  noise  [syn:  {coughing}] 
  v  :  exhale  abruptly,  as  when  one  has  a  chest  cold  or  congestion; 
  "The  smoker  coughs  all  day" 




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