expectoration

Definitions of expectoration
  1. noun
    the process of coughing up and spitting out
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    type of:
    activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process
    an organic process that takes place in the body
  2. noun
    the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
    synonyms: spit, spitting
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    type of:
    ejection, expulsion, forcing out, projection
    the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
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