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Expectorate

verb
(past & past part. expectorated; pres. part. expectorating)
1.
Clear out the chest and lungs.  Synonyms: clear out, drive out.
2.
Discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth.  Synonyms: cough out, cough up, spit out, spit up.






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"Expectorate" Quotes from Famous Books



... solitude of the roads and fields permit me to vulgarize to my liking, I thrust a ball of 'Mrs. MILLER'S fine-cut,' or a fragment of the 'natural James' River sweet,' between the sub-maxillary bone and its carnal casement, and then masticate and expectorate 'a la Yankee.' or 'more Americano.' Pah! oh! fie! for shame! and all other interjections indicative of horror, or expressive of disgust. 'Quousque tandem?' Beg your pardon, Mrs. TROLLOPE. 'Quamdiu etiam?' I implore your commiseration, Captain BASIL. 'Oh, ...
— Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844 - Volume 23, Number 3 • Various

... fitting together, are placed beside each guest, who is expected to sip a little water from the upper one, rinse his mouth with it and expectorate it into the lower one. The emotion of the foreign visitor is intensified when he learns that it is counted polite to make all the noise possible by smacking the lips as a sign that the food is delicious, sucking the ...
— An Inevitable Awakening • ARTHUR JUDSON BROWN



Words linked to "Expectorate" :   expectorator, sputter, eject, take, expectoration, ptyalize, release, cough, remove, exhaust, spew, discharge, withdraw, expel, ptyalise, take away, clear out, splutter, drive out, spue, spit



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