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expectoration


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Expectoration  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  expectoration 
  n  1:  the  process  of  coughing  up  and  spitting  out 
  2:  the  act  of  spitting  (forcefully  expelling  saliva)  [syn:  {spit}, 
  {spitting}] 




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