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cough

2 noun
     
Related topics: Human, Illness and Disability
cough2
1 [countable]HBH the action or sound made when you cough:
Stuart gave an embarrassed cough.
2 [uncountable]MI a medical condition that makes you cough a lot:
a terrible smoker's cough
dry/persistent/ticklish etc cough
Symptoms include a sore throat and dry cough.

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