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Definition of cough:

  1. An effort of the lungs to throw off offending matter, as phlegm from the air passages, accompanied with considerable noise.
  2. To expel the air from the lungs with considerable force and noise; to expectorate.

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anorexia, hack, disease, babble, bronchitis, ding, blood poisoning, blow, tussis, click, hack up, beriberi, spit up blood, crunch, coughing, buzz, anthrax, tickle, crack, appendicitis, Alzheimer's disease, ague, grate, hacking cough, burble, racking, botulism, altitude sickness, cold.

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