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Definition 1: discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth - [verb of body]

Synonyms for expectorate in the sense of this definition

(expectorate is a kind of ...) eliminate (a substance)

"combustion products are exhausted in the engine" "the plant releases a gas"

(... is a kind of expectorate ) exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion

"The smoker coughs all day"

(... is a kind of expectorate ) expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth

"The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer"

(... is a kind of expectorate ) spit up in an explosive manner

Definition 2: clear out the chest and lungs - [verb of change]

Samples where expectorate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This drug expectorates quickly

Synonyms for expectorate in the sense of this definition

(expectorate is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

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