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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.
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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