Cough vs Tussive - What's the difference?

cough | tussive |


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?

cough

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion.
  • * , chapter=3
  • , title= 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 lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.}}
  • * , 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.
  • Derived terms

    * cougher * cough up

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary.
  • Behind me, I heard a distinct, dry cough .
  • A condition that causes one to cough; a tendency to cough.
  • Sorry, I can't come to work today – I've got a nasty cough .
  • He was – cough – indisposed.

    Hyponyms

    * barking cough * churchyard cough * congested cough * dry cough * hacking cough * loose cough * non-productive cough * productive cough * smoker's cough * wet cough

    Derived terms

    * cough mixture * cough syrup * whooping cough

    tussive

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (medicine) Related to, caused by, or accompanied by a cough