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expectorate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expectorate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expectorate  \Ex*pec"to*rate\,  v.  i. 
  To  discharge  matter  from  the  lungs  or  throat  by  hawking  and 
  spitting;  to  spit. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expectorate 
  v  :  discharge  for  the  lungs  [syn:  {cough  up},  {cough  out},  {spit 
  up}] 




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