Synonyms for cough
- 1. cough, coughing, symptom
- usage: a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
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- 1. cough, expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out
- usage: exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion; "The smoker coughs all day"