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Medical Dictionary

expectorate

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verb ex·pec·to·rate \-tə-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of expectorate

expectorated; expectorating

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to eject from the throat or lungs by coughing or hawking and spitting

  4. 2:  spit

  5. 1

  6. intransitive verb

  7. :  to discharge matter from the throat or lungs by coughing or hawking and spitting

  8. 2:  spit




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