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 Dictionary entry overview: What does expectorant mean? 

  The noun EXPECTORANT has 1 sense:

1. a medicine promoting expectoration

  Familiarity information: EXPECTORANT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A medicine promoting expectoration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


expectorant; expectorator

Hypernyms ("expectorant" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "expectorant"):

Robitussin (trade name of an expectorant that loosens phlegm and makes it easier to cough up)

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