cough - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/kɒf/
singularcough
pluralcoughs
  1. 1
    an illness in which you cough often and sometimes your throat and lungs hurt
  2. 2

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    the action of coughing, or the sound you make when you cough

    He gave an embarrassed cough and looked at the floor.

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derived word

coughing

noun [uncountable]
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