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Synonyms for cough

Noun

1. cough, coughing, symptom
usage: sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
2. cough, coughing, exhalation, expiration, breathing out
usage: the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise

Verb

1. cough, expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out, cough out, cough up, cough up
usage: exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion; "The smoker coughs all day"
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