Definition of cough drop in English:

cough drop


  • A medicated lozenge sucked to relieve a cough or sore throat.

    • ‘Also, take cough drops, throat lozenges or hard candy, which will make you salivate, keeping your throat wet and suppressing coughing.’
    • ‘I sometimes sucked on cough drops to escape moments of boredom.’
    • ‘I had demanded cough drops and cold tablets, but Adam had refused to stop by the pharmacy since it was ‘out of his way’.’
    • ‘In cough drops and lozenges, gum arabic soothes irritated mucous membranes.’
    • ‘Avoid lemon candy or cough drops, which are highly acidic, as well as caffeine and alcohol (including in mouthwashes), which can dry out the mouth.’
    • ‘She reached her hand into her purse and rummaged through the random movie stubs, cough drops, and lip-gloss, until her fingers closed around a glass bottle.’
    • ‘Heavy users of garlic, cough sweets or chewing gum will similarly find their tasting faculties impaired.’
    • ‘What we thought was going to be a costume change turned out to be a nip off stage to get a cough sweet.’
    • ‘Camphor is a frequent component of medicinal remedies such as cough drops.’
    • ‘Jeremy didn't even use cough drops for his colds.’
    • ‘The bathroom where I work smells like cough drops.’
    • ‘He reached into the depths of his baggy pants and produced two packets of cough sweets.’
    • ‘He treated the throat by alternating between sucking on cough drops and chain smoking.’
    • ‘Assorted medicine bottles, packs of gauze and rolls of antacids and cough drops were scattered on dirty metal shelves and the tops of unopened boxes.’
    • ‘Kiosks dispensing complimentary cough drops have been added recently to the lobbies.’
    • ‘You seemed like you needed a cough drop at first or something.’
    • ‘But don't give hard candy, cough drops or throat lozenges to children under 4.’
    • ‘Overtly medicinal ingredients, such as horehound, wintergreen, and liquorice, turned the confections into cough drops.’
    • ‘But if you have asthma, the season poses a more serious threat than tissues and cough drops can handle.’
    • ‘Janet was able to find his letters from the Mediterranean that alluded to his illness, as he asked for cough sweets to be sent to him.’
    pastille, tablet, pill, capsule, pilule, drop
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cough drop

/ˈkäf ˌdräp/