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Definition of expectorate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

expectorate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ɪkˈspɛktəˌreɪt//
 
[intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they expectorate
 
he / she / it expectorates
 
past simple expectorated
 
-ing form expectorating
 
 
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to cough and make phlegm come up from your lungs into your mouth so you can spit it out
expectoration
 
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NAmE//ɪkˌspɛktəˈreɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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