expectorate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ik-spek'tu-rāt"), [key]
— v., -rat•ed, -rat•ing.
  1. to eject or expel matter, as phlegm, from the throat or lungs by coughing or hawking and spitting; spit.
  1. to eject or expel (matter) in this way.
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