expectorateverb [ I ]uk /ɪkˈspek.tər.eɪt/ us /ɪkˈspek.tər.eɪt/ specialized
Examples from literature
- He kept on expectorating, and rolled his big eyes about.
- I lost my voice completely, suffered with pain in my lungs and expectorated almost constantly.
- She had also a terrible cough and expectorated a great deal.
- The stage-hand expectorated disgustedly.
- The throat is dry and irritated, and there is a constant desire to expectorate.