HyperDic: expectorate

English > 2 senses of the word expectorate:
VERBchangeexpectorate, clear out, drive outclear out the chest and lungs
bodyexpectorate, cough up, cough out, spit up, spit outdischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
English > expectorate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningclear out the chest and lungs.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"This drug expectorates quickly"
Synonymsclear out, drive out
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishdespejar, expectorar, sacar
English > expectorate: 2 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningDischarge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymscough up, cough out, spit up, spit out
Narrowercoughexhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spueExpel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth
splutter, sputter, spit outspit up in an explosive manner
Broaderexhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseEliminate (a substance)
Nounsexpectorationthe act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
expectorationthe process of coughing up and spitting out
expectoratora person who spits (ejects saliva or phlegm from the mouth)

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