expectoration

[ ik-spek-tuh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ɪkˌspɛk təˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of expectorating.
matter that is expectorated.

Origin of expectoration

First recorded in 1665–75; expectorate + -ion
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expectoration


n.

1670s, noun of action from expectorate.

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