noun. any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing.
- medicinal drug
- over-the-counter medicine
- over-the-counter drug
- prescription drug
Example sentences of the word antitussive
Benzonatate is another form of antitussive found in popular cough syrups.
2. Noun, singular or mass
This ingredient is classed as an antitussive, which means cough suppressant, and is considered effective in treating symptoms of the common cold.