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Definition of 'cough'

Noun

  1. 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
       Synonyms: coughing
  2. the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise
       Synonyms: coughing

Verb

  1. exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion; "The smoker coughs all day"


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