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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expectorant  \Ex*pec"to*rant\,  a.  [L.  expectorans,  p.  pr  of 
  expectorare  to  drive  from  the  breast:  cf  F.  expectorant.] 
  (Med.) 
  Tending  to  facilitate  expectoration  or  to  promote  discharges 
  of  mucus,  etc.,  from  the  lungs  or  throat.  --  n.  An 
  expectorant  medicine. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expectorant 
  n  :  a  medicine  promoting  expectoration 




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