What does the word expectoration mean?

  • Spitting out thoracic secretions.

  • Same etymon. The act of expelling from the chest matters or secretions there collected or existing. It is, likewise, used for the expectorated matter.

Usage examples for expectoration

  1. By this the expectoration is made easier, and the sleep at night improved. – Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure by William Thomas Fernie

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