Ex*pec"to*rate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expectorated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Expectorating (?).] [L. expecrorare to drive from the breast; ex out + pectus, pectiris, breast. See Pectoral.]

To eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as phlegm or other matter, by coughing, hawking, and spitting; to spit forth.


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Ex*pec"to*rate, v. i.

To discharge matter from the lungs or throat by hawking and spitting; to spit.


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