Meaning of “expectorant” in the English Dictionary

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"expectorant" in British English

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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. 

(Definition of “expectorant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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