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coughing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coughing 
  n  1:  the  act  of  exhaling  air  suddenly  with  a  noise  [syn:  {cough}] 
  2:  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:  {cough}] 




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