expectorate

VERB
  1. discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
  2. clear out the chest and lungs
    This drug expectorates quickly
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How To Use expectorate In A Sentence

  • The hate filled indoctrination expectorated from the pulpit by Wright was more akin to the distorted view of Islam relied upon by Bin Laden to encourage others to kill that to the teaching of Jesus. Early Word: Articles of Faith - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
  • Then they gave it up, and passed a law making it a statutory offense, with heavy fines, for any one to "expectorate" on the sidewalk or anywhere else where the saliva could be swept up by the trains of the women of nearly all classes who followed the fashion. As A Chinaman Saw Us Passages from his Letters to a Friend at Home
  • According to an independent survey on spitting this year showed that 300 million Chinese expectorate in public.
  • While Lembcke doesn't prove that nobody ever expectorated on a serviceman -- you can't prove a negative, after all -- he reduces the claim to an urban myth. Mark Engler: Spitting in the Faces of U.S. Troops
  • Will he strike his ebony wood staff angrily on the floor, frightening him by the incoherent violence of his exclamations; or will he squat down with a good-humoured smile, and, rubbing his hands gently over his stomach with a familiar gesture, expectorate copiously into the brass siri-vessel, giving vent to a low, approbative murmur? Almayer's Folly
  • It just means you need to really stop and ask yourself whether you want to use the word 'expectorate' when what you mean is 'spit.' seanan_mcguire: Write! Right? Fifty thoughts on writing.
  • Will he strike his ebony wood staff angrily on the floor, frightening him by the incoherent violence of his exclamations; or will he squat down with a good-humoured smile, and, rubbing his hands gently over his stomach with a familiar gesture, expectorate copiously into the brass siri-vessel, giving vent to a low, approbative murmur? Almayer's Folly
  • He looked at me as if I'd expectorated into the ‘stuffing.’
  • In this telling of the tale, the Respectorate is defeated by the land of Oh-Tee-Tee, "whose denizens, the Otters, are devoted to all forms of excess", and who are led by Soraya, the Insultana of Ott, with her battle-cry "We expectorate on the Respectorate! Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie - review
  • However, sampling may be difficult in the younger patients and in patients with mild disease who do not expectorate.
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