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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spit, spitting, expectoration(noun)

    the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)


  1. spitting(Noun)


Webster Dictionary

  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

Examples of spitting in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Eric Trump:

    For a party that preaches tolerance, this once again demonstrates they have very little civility. When somebody is sick enough to resort to spitting on someone, it just emphasizes a sickness and desperation and the fact that we're winning.

  3. Ingrid Weir:

    Neglecting your health is the equivalent to spitting in the face of everyone fighting to stay alive and of those who have lost their fight.

  4. Louis Ferrante:

    But the fact that he was a rat, ratting out prisoners ... they're going to be spitting on him.

  5. Jerry Parr:

    I thought, ‘We’re clear,’ and then he started spitting up blood, i looked at him and I said, ‘I’m taking you to the hospital.’.

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