Examples from the Web for expectorant
Its produce was at first known as a kind of honey, and recognised as an expectorant and comforting medicine.The West Indies and the Spanish Main |James Rodway
Large doses are said to be emetic and smaller doses tonic and expectorant.
Antispasmodic, expectorant, and tonic, and in quantity emetic.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Thus Ammonia and volatile oils are Expectorant and Diaphoretic.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
Its present use is that of an astringent, tonic, and alterative, and also that of an expectorant.
British Dictionary definitions for expectorant
Word Origin and History for expectorant
1782, from Latin expectorantem (nominative expectorans), present participle of expectorare (see expectorate). From 1811 as an adjective.