expectorantnoun [ C ]uk /ɪkˈspek.tər.ənt/ us /ɪkˈspek.tər.ənt/
Examples from literature
- Expectorants are medicines capable of facilitating the excretion of mucous from the chest.
- Expectorants are medicines which modify the character of the secretions of the bronchial tubes, and promote their discharge.
- I prescribe it, and believe it to be the very best expectorant now offered to the people.