Definition of expectorate
expectorationplay \-ˌspek-tə-ˈrā-shən\ noun
Origin and Etymology of expectorate
Latin expectoratus, past participle of expectorare to banish from the mind (taken to mean literally “to expel from the chest”), from ex- + pector-, pectus breast, soul — more at pectoral
First Known Use: 1601
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