reducing the severity of coughing
an antitussive preparation
Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.
Origin of antitussiveanti– + Latin tussis, cough; see tussis + –ive.
- (pharmacology) A cough suppressant or a drug that inhibits coughing.
(comparative more antitussive, superlative most antitussive)
- (pharmacology) Having cough suppressant abilities.