Expectorating
Expectorate Ex*pec"to*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Expectorated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Expectorating}.] [L. expecrorare to drive from the breast; ex out + pectus, pectiris, breast. See {Pectoral}.] To eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as phlegm or other matter, by coughing, hawking, and spitting; to spit forth. [1913 Webster]

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