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v. ex·pec·to·rat·ed, ex·pec·to·rat·ing, ex·pec·to·rates
1. To eject from the mouth; spit.
2. To cough up and eject by spitting.
1. To spit.
2. To clear out the chest and lungs by coughing up and spitting out matter.

[Latin expectorāre, expectorāt-, to drive from the chest : ex-, ex- + pectus, pector-, chest.]

ex·pec′to·ra′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expectoration - the process of coughing up and spitting out
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
2.expectoration - the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)expectoration - the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
ejection, forcing out, expulsion, projection - the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting


n. expectoración, esputo, expulsión de mucosidades o flema de los pulmones, tráquea y bronquios.
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The following outcome measures were assessed on each occasion: Cough, expectoration, nasal discharge (running nose), headache, fever, sore throat, earache, malaise/fatigue and sleep disturbance.
With Punch, it was a business, a matter of girding the loins, taking the strain, setting up the target and then his whole body would cavort into action as he aimed, the final expectoration proceeding in a direct straight line between the bars of the little, black-leaded fire grate where the blazing lumps of small coal would immediately hiss as he leaned back with immense satisfaction.
It is most often used homeopathically for the type of cough with profuse amounts of expectoration, causing the person to gag.
Administration of NAC has shown benefits for expectoration, and decreased cough severity (J Inten Med Rev.
The President would update the member states and people of the international community about situation in Afghanistan and share with them his assessment of the situation and what the commitment of the government of Afghanistan is, what is the expectoration of the government of Afghanistan from the international community, neighbors and international partners," the Afghan Ambassador to the UN, Zahir Tanin, told Pajhwok Afghan News in an interview.
Forelobig Expectoration works well as 'A Preliminary Outpouring from the Heart' (the Hongs' 'Preliminary Expectoration' being perhaps too pedestrian, while Hannay's 'Preamble from the Heart' doesn't quite capture all of Expectoration's sense of coughing up or pouring out from [ex] the breast or heart [pectus]).
All of them showed pulmonary disease manifestations with symptoms (n= 6) like cough with mucous expectoration and dyspnea.
Signs of Pulmonary Oedema include dyspnoea, anxiety, restlessness and expectoration of pink frothy fluid.
It is useful for chronic cold lung conditions with clear expectoration, pneumonia, coughs, whooping cough and bronchitis.
Samples of saliva were obtained by expectoration after chewing on sterile paraffin wax.
Saliva samples were obtained by expectoration after chewing on sterile paraffin wax.
1]/FVC, number of days with increased symptoms, changes in expectoration, respiratory frequency, and the level of consciousness at admission (Table 4).