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EXPECTORATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does expectoration mean? 

EXPECTORATION (noun)
  The noun EXPECTORATION has 2 senses:

1. the process of coughing up and spitting out
2. the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)

  Familiarity information: EXPECTORATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPECTORATION (noun)


Sense 1expectoration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of coughing up and spitting out

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

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

activity; bodily function; bodily process; body process (an organic process that takes place in the body)


Sense 2expectoration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

spitting; expectoration; spit

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

ejection; expulsion; forcing out; projection (the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting)


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