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chesty

adjective A regionally popular adjective referring to sudden and often repetitive defence cough reflex, which helps clear the trachea and bronchioles;as in, a chesty cough.
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OFTEN starts suddenly and has more severe symptoms than a cold, including a high temperature, shivering and sweating, headaches, no energy, aching limbs, chestiness, nausea and vomiting.
If she did not utilize chestiness in traditional Gioconda style, that was a blessing.
TWO drops of eucalyptus oil dabbed on a handkerchief or in a vaporiser can ease breathing and chestiness.