expectorator


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Noun1.expectorator - a person who spits (ejects saliva or phlegm from the mouth)
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.expectorator - a medicine promoting expectoration
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Robitussin - trade name of an expectorant that loosens phlegm and makes it easier to cough up
References in classic literature ?
This being before breakfast, rather disposed me, I confess, to nausea; but looking attentively at one of the expectorators, I plainly saw that he was young in chewing, and felt inwardly uneasy, himself.
9, 1900, the Worcester Telegram reported that fines of up to $3,200 "were possible'' for anyone who spit in a public place'' It advised tobacco-chewers or other expectorators "unless you have money you don't need, don't spit on the sidewalk after Tuesday.