Cough vs Tussive - What's the difference?
As a verb cough
is to push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion.
As a noun cough
is a sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary.
As an adjective tussive is
(medicine) related to, caused by, or accompanied by a cough.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion.
* , chapter=3
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.” He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the cough'ing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about ' cough
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* , title=(Jeeves in the Offing)
, section=chapter XI
, passage=I drew a deep breath, and a moment later wished I hadn't, because I drew it while drinking the remains of my gin and tonic. “Does Kipper know of this?“ I said, when I had finished coughing
To make a noise like a cough.
* cough up
A sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary.
A condition that causes one to cough; a tendency to cough.
- Behind me, I heard a distinct, dry cough .
- Sorry, I can't come to work today – I've got a nasty cough .
- He was – cough – indisposed.
* barking cough
* churchyard cough
* congested cough
* dry cough
* hacking cough
* loose cough
* non-productive cough
* productive cough
* smoker's cough
* wet cough
* cough mixture
* cough syrup
* whooping cough
(medicine) Related to, caused by, or accompanied by a cough