[ik-spahyuh r-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
- pertaining to the expiration of air from the lungs.
Origin of expiratory
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In other words, the expiratory energy is transformed into energy of motion.
It is noteworthy that all the utterances of sound are expiratory.The Mind of the Child, Part II
We have already pointed out that the vocal bands are set into vibration solely by the expiratory blast of air.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking
Schapiro has reported a case of expiratory "spasm" due to contraction of the buccinators.Tics and Their Treatment
So long as the expiratory pressure is steadily maintained, this tone may be held, and yet no strain is imposed on the vocal cords.
- relating to the expulsion of air from the lungs during respiration
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- Of, relating to, or involving the expiration of air from the lungs.
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