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Verb: expectorate  ek'spek-tu,reyt or ik'spek-tu,reyt
  1. Clear out the chest and lungs
    "This drug expectorates quickly";
    - clear out, drive out
     
  2. Discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    - cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out

Derived forms: expectorates, expectorated, expectorating

Type of: discharge, eject, exhaust, expel, release, remove, take, take away, withdraw

Encyclopedia: Expectorate