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Meaning of EXPECTORATION

Pronunciation:  ik`spektu'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
  2. [n]  the process of coughing up and spitting out
 

EXPECTORATION is a 13 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: spit, spitting
 
 See Also: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, ejection, expulsion, forcing out, projection

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ex*pec`to*ra"tion\, n. [Cf. F. expectoration.]
1. The act of ejecting phlegm or mucus from the throat or
   lungs, by coughing, hawking, and spitting.

2. That which is expectorated, as phlegm or mucus.

 

 

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