expectorate


ex·pec·to·rate

verb \-tə-ˌrāt\
ex·pec·to·rat·edex·pec·to·rat·ing

Definition of EXPECTORATE

transitive verb
1
: to eject from the throat or lungs by coughing or hawking and spitting
2
: spit
intransitive verb
1
: to discharge matter from the throat or lungs by coughing or hawking and spitting
2
: spit

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