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expectorate

[ik′spek·tə‚rāt]
(physiology)
To eject phlegm or other material from the throat or lungs.
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Not that historians have found a single instance of people actually expectorating on returning Vietnam soldiers.
From the admonition of her whip-wielding, expectorating father, Abraham, when Emma was 15 ("All a Jewish girl need know is how to make gefilte fish, cut noodles fine and give her husband babies.
Postoperatively she was pain free and alert with good upper airway tone and immediately demonstrated a strong cough, expectorating several plugs of tenacious sputum.
She looked real nice in that white robe, with her golden hair flowing over her shoulders, but he was disappointed they didn't let her sing; she just swayed and hummed behind Lutish while he went on and on about Heaven, what it looked like in sickening detail, until George couldn't stop himself from hacking up and expectorating on the carpet.
We had the misfortune to be jammed in with a huge obese, expectorating Frenchman with large jowl and cheeks and badly kept moustache.
Stimulated saliva was collected after chewing a paraffin gum for 5 minutes and expectorating into a cup.