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noun as in expelled air with sound

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verb as in expelling air with sound


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Coronaviruses like SARS and MERS tend to infect deep in the lungs, so the new coronavirus is probably spread mainly by people with symptoms, such as a cough, or during such medical procedures as being intubated.

Wearing any face covering, including bandanas or neck warmers, could at least partially block the cloud of droplets released in a cough, the experiment showed.

Two days before the ceremony the bride’s 58-year-old father, who had traveled from Spain, felt feverish and developed a runny nose and cough.

Michalak says that previous audiological research has revealed differences between sick and healthy coughs, but the human ear may not be able to distinguish them.

Indirect contact might occur when an infected person uses their hand to cover a cough or a sneeze, then touches an object.

Some cough up preposterous jury awards, while others lay bare the egregious failures of the criminal justice system.

Will went on to say doctors believe a “sneeze or some cough” can spread Ebola.

It can spread through a sneeze, cough, sharing a beverage or speaking up close with someone who has the disease.

Brosseau said her views had nothing to do with Ebola spreading among the public at large through a sneeze or cough.

Get a flu shot, wash your hands, and cover your mouth when you cough.

When the quantity is very small there may be no cough, the sputum reaching the larynx by action of the bronchial cilia.

It is certain that I then had a bad cough nearly always; and this I am sure was what decided the form of his parting gift to me.

They then cough it up and use this material they have so oddly prepared in making their nests.

If, now, the patient cough or strain as if at stool, the contents of the stomach will usually be forced out through the tube.

When I shifted my position, he turned the other way quick, and coughed–that pore little gone-in cough of hisn.

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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cough, such as: cold, ahem, bark, croup, hack, and hem.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.