verb (used without object), ex·pec·to·rat·ed, ex·pec·to·rat·ing.
verb (used with object), ex·pec·to·rat·ed, ex·pec·to·rat·ing.
Origin of expectorate
Related formsex·pec·to·ra·tor, nounun·ex·pec·to·rat·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for expectorate
In a very short time a profuse perspiration broke out over my whole body, and I began to expectorate freely.The Quadroon|Mayne Reid
"This ain't no place to work like that," he said; then he began to expectorate over my block and annoy me in that way.From the Bottom Up|Alexander Irvine
Don Jorge was everywhere, and none could talk so volubly nor gesticulate and expectorate so vehemently as he.Carmen Ariza|Charles Francis Stocking
He turns to expectorate, sweeping the large shop with a quick, watchful eye.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
The mucus accumulating during sleep often awakens the patient in efforts at hawking and spitting to detach and expectorate it.