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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spit, spitting, expectorationnoun

    the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)


  1. spittingnoun


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  1. Spitting

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  1. Spitting

    Spitting or expectoration is the act of forcibly ejecting saliva or other substances from the mouth. It is currently considered rude and a social taboo in many parts of the world including the West, while in some other parts of the world it is considered more socially acceptable. It is commonly believed that it is possible to transmit infectious diseases in this way, including tuberculosis, influenza, and the common cold but the epidemiological evidence that this is the case is not present and it is likely that this belief, although intuitive, is not reflective of meaningful risk. Spitting upon another person, especially onto the face, is a universal sign of anger, hatred, disrespect or contempt. It can represent a "symbolical regurgitation" or an act of intentional contamination.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spitting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spitting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Roger Law:

    The new Spitting Image will be global through a uniquely British eye. It will be more outrageous, audacious and salacious than the previous incarnation.

  2. The Australian:

    The Council considers that the cartoon uses exaggeration and absurdity to make its point, but accepts the publisher's claim that it does not depict Ms. Williams as an ape, rather showing her as 'spitting the dummy'.

  3. Bronson Harmon:

    I totally regret it, i got caught up in the heat of the moment. I was there to peacefully protest the things that we believe, and people were harassing us, spitting on us and calling us Nazis.

  4. Carl James:

    I have been hearing July, as long as these fires don't start back up, it's supposed to warm up. For days it's been cruddy, spitting rain. It's been cold.

  5. Chris Hollingsworth:

    And I beat the ever-living f *** out of him, choked him and everything else trying to get him under control and we finally got him in handcuffs when a third man got there and the son of a bitch was still fighting and we was still wrestling with him trying to hold him down because he was spitting blood everywhere, and then all of a sudden he just went limp.

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    evincing the presence of a deity
    • A. dicotyledonous
    • B. bristly
    • C. repugnant
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