Definitions of expectoration

  1. the process of coughing up and spitting out Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of ejecting phlegm or mucus from the throat or lungs, by coughing, hawking, and spitting. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That which is expectorated, as phlegm or mucus. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The act of spitting; the mucous matter expectorated or ejected. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. 1. Sputum; mucus and other fluids formed in the air-passages and expelled by coughing. 2. Spitting; the expelling from the mouth of saliva, mucus, and other material from the air-passages. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  7. Spitting out thoracic secretions. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  8. Act of expectorating: that which is expectorated: spittle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. The act of expectorating; matter expectorated. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The act of expectorating; the matter discharged. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The act of discharging matter from the air-passages or lungs; the phlegm or mucus ejected by coughing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Same etymon. The act of expelling from the chest matters or secretions there collected or existing. It is, likewise, used for the expectorated matter. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  13. [Latin] The act of spitting or coughing up matter from the chest; also sometimes the matter itself, or sputum. na
  14. The coughing up of sputum from the air-passages ; also, matter expectorated. American pocket medical dictionary.
  15. See sputum. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  16. The act of expelling from the mouth matter which has been brought to it from the lungs or from the passages which lead to them. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  17. n. The act of expectorating;—that which is expectorated. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. The act of discharging from the breast; the discharge which is made by coughing. Complete Dictionary