dry cough

cough without mucous, hacking cough

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • dry cough — phrase a cough that does not produce any phlegm (=a wet substance from your throat) Thesaurus: coughs and coughinghyponym general words for illnesses, diseases and medical conditionssynonym Main entry: dry * * * n. a cou …   Useful english dictionary

  • dry cough — a cough that is not accompanied by expectoration …   Medical dictionary

  • dry cough — noun a cough not producing phlegm …   English new terms dictionary

  • dry cough — a cough that does not produce any phlegm (= a wet substance from your throat) …   English dictionary

  • dry cough — noun Coughing without expectoration …   Wiktionary

  • dry — [drī] adj. drier, driest [ME drie < OE dryge, akin to Ger trocken, Du droog < IE * dhereugh , fast, firm, solid (< base * dher , to hold out, hold fast > FIRM1)] 1. not watery; not under water [dry land] 2. having no moisture; not wet …   English World dictionary

  • dry — dry1 W2S2 [draı] adj comparative drier superlative driest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not wet)¦ 2¦(weather)¦ 3 dry mouth/skin/lips/hair etc 4 run/go dry 5¦(humour)¦ 6¦(boring)¦ 7 dry cough 8 dry wine/sherr …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dry — 1 /draI/ adjective comparative driersuperlative driest 1 NOT WET without water or liquid inside or on the surface: The floor was made of hard dry earth. | The paint isn t dry yet be careful! | Can you check if the washing s dry? | shake/rub/wipe… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dry — adj., v., & n. adj. (drier; driest) 1 free from moisture, not wet, esp.: a with any moisture having evaporated, drained, or been wiped away (the clothes are not dry yet). b (of the eyes) free from tears. c (of a climate etc.) with insufficient… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cough — 1. verb /kɒf,kɑf,kɔf/ a) To push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion. I breathed in a load of smoke by mistake, and started to cough. b) To make a noise like a cough The engine coughed and sputtered. 2. noun /kɒf,kɑf,kɔf/ a) A …   Wiktionary

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