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verb as in expelling air with sound

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Will had mistakenly connected the pathway of infection in a hospital room with someone coughing or sneezing circulating in public.

Coughing and sneezing are not symptoms in the way that they are with the flu.

Many were heard coughing and seen rubbing watery, stinging red eyes.

Soderbergh, for his part, has agreed to spend a couple of hours coughing up answers.

They are places where people sit cheek to jowl, maybe sneezing, maybe coughing, maybe puking.

His repeated coughing seemed a constant warning that at any moment he might be vanquished in the struggle for becoming silence.

But at this Worse looked so ferocious, that his friend took a long sip, and followed it by a fit of coughing.

Toward the end of supper Marguerite was seized by a more violent fit of coughing than any she had had while I was there.

A dancer went down, coughing and clawing at his throat, while yelps of surprise and pain told me others had been wounded.

Then a burst of coughing again and the blood in thick clots gurgled up from the throat.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coughing, such as: whoop, bark, vomit, choke, hack, and convulse.

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