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expectorate

ex·pec·to·rate

expectorate

 
pronunciation:
ihk spek t reIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: expectorated, expectorates, expectorating
definition: to cough up or spit out (phlegm).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to spit, or to clear the respiratory tract by spitting out matter clogging it.
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derivations: expectoration (n.), expectorator (n.)