expectoration

expectoration

[ik-spek-tuh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of expectorating.
2.
matter that is expectorated.

Origin:
1665–75; expectorate + -ion

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expectorate (ɪkˈspɛktəˌreɪt)
 
vb
to cough up and spit out (sputum from the respiratory passages)
 
[C17: from Latin expectorāre, literally: to drive from the breast, expel, from pectus breast]
 
expecto'ration
 
n
 
ex'pectorator
 
n

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