Meaning of expectorant

ex•pec•to•rant

Pronunciation: (ik-spek'tur-unt), [key]
— Med., Pharm. Med.,Pharm.
—adj.
  1. promoting the discharge of phlegm or other fluid from the respiratory tract.
—n.
  1. an expectorant medicine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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