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A.Word.A.Day--antitussive

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antitussive (an-tee-TUS-iv, an-ti-) adjective

Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.

[Greek anti- opposite + Latin tuss(is) cough + -ive]

"Liquorice is an anti-tussive herb (cough-stopping) while cat's claw and baptisia are both traditionally used to treat colds and flu." Prone to colds and cough, The New Straits Times, Aug 6, 1998.

This week's theme: words from medicine.

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What government is the best? That which teaches us to govern ourselves. -Goethe (1749-1832)


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