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1. expectorate

verb. clear out the chest and lungs.

Synonyms

  • drive out
  • remove
  • clear out
  • take
  • take away

Antonyms

  • spell
  • birth
  • block
  • recall

Etymology

  • expectoratus (Latin)

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2. expectorate

verb. discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth.

Synonyms

  • release
  • spit
  • sputter
  • cough up
  • cough
  • eject
  • ptyalise
  • spit up
  • exhaust
  • discharge
  • ptyalize
  • expel
  • spue
  • cough out
  • spew
  • spit out

Antonyms

  • enlist
  • hold
  • engage
  • requisition

Etymology

  • expectoratus (Latin)

Sentences with expectorate


1. Noun, singular or mass
Swish the mixture for one minute, and expectorate.

2. Verb, base form
It also allows space to expectorate, that is cough up, the phlegm that has built up there.

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