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Noun: expectoration  ek,spek-tu'rey-shun or ik,spek-tu'rey-shun
  1. The process of coughing up and spitting out
  2. The act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
    - spit, spitting

Derived forms: expectorations

Type of: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, ejection, expulsion, forcing out, projection

Encyclopedia: Expectoration