Definitions for expectorateɪkˈspɛk təˌreɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ex•pec•to•rateɪkˈspɛk təˌreɪt(v.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing.
(v.i.)to expel matter from the throat or lungs by coughing and spitting.
(v.t.)to expel from the throat or lungs by coughing or hawking and spitting.
Origin of expectorate:
1595–1605; < NL expectorātus, ptp. of expectorāre, L: to banish from the mind
expectorate, clear out, drive out(verb)
clear out the chest and lungs
"This drug expectorates quickly"
expectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out(verb)
discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
To cough up fluid from the lungs.
to eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as phlegm or other matter, by coughing, hawking, and spitting; to spit forth
to discharge matter from the lungs or throat by hawking and spitting; to spit
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