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Meaning of EXPECTORATE

Pronunciation:  ik'spektu`reyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
  2. [v]  clear out the chest and lungs; "This drug expectorates quickly"
 

EXPECTORATE is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: clear out, cough out, cough up, drive out, spit out, spit up
 
 See Also: cough, discharge, eject, expel, hawk, hawk and spit, ptyalise, ptyalize, release, remove, spew, spit, splutter, spue, sputter, take, take away, withdraw

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ex*pec"to*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Expectorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expectorating}.] [L.
    expecrorare to drive from the breast; ex out + pectus,
    pectiris, breast. See {Pectoral}.]
    To eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as phlegm
    or other matter, by coughing, hawking, and spitting; to spit
    forth.
    
    
  2. \Ex*pec"to*rate\, v. i.
    To discharge matter from the lungs or throat by hawking and
    spitting; to spit.
    
    
 

 

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