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Definition of Cough


  1. To expel air, or obstructing or irritating matter, from the lungs or air passages, in a noisy and violent manner.
  2. To expel from the lungs or air passages by coughing; -- followed by up; as, to cough up phlegm.
  3. To bring to a specified state by coughing; as, he coughed himself hoarse.
  4. A sudden, noisy, and violent expulsion of air from the chest, caused by irritation in the air passages, or by the reflex action of nervous or gastric disorder, etc.
  5. The more or less frequent repetition of coughing, constituting a symptom of disease.

Cough Quotations

Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child's death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.
Ezekiel Emanuel

I've been through the entire list of Polar problems. I knew it would be hard, but it's harder than I ever thought it would be. I've suffered from blisters, a high-altitude cough, frost nip, and I even managed to break a ski they told me was unbreakable.
Lewis Clarke

Love and a cough cannot be hid.
George Herbert

The audience is the best judge of anything. They cannot be lied to. Truth brings them closer. A moment that lags - they're gonna cough.
Barbra Streisand

When my husband turned 40, I was obsessed. 'Has he had his medical checkup?' He needed to go to the doctor; he needed to go to the dentist. Any little cough, I was really on him. Then he turned 40, and I thought, 'Maybe that's why I've been so obsessed with his health!'
Cate Blanchett
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Cough Translations

cough in Afrikaans is hoes
cough in Danish is hoste
cough in Dutch is hoesten
cough in French is tousser, toussent, toux, pectoral, toussez
cough in German is Husten, huste, husten
cough in Italian is tossire
cough in Norwegian is hoste
cough in Spanish is toser, tos
cough in Swedish is hosta
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