expectoration

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

noun

the act of expectorating.
matter that is expectorated.

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Origin of expectoration

First recorded in 1665–75; expectorate + -ion
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