expectorant
noun Date: 1782 an agent that promotes the discharge or expulsion of mucus from the respiratory tract; broadly an antitussive agent • expectorant adjective

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  • expectorant — expectorant, ante [ ɛkspɛktɔrɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1752; de expectorer ♦ Qui aide à expectorer. Sirop expectorant. ⇒ fluidifiant. Subst. Un expectorant. ● expectorant, expectorante adjectif expectorant nom masculin Fluidifiant bronchique facilitant l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • expectorant — EXPECTORÁNT, Ă, expectoranţi, te, adj., s.n. (Medicament, substanţă) care uşurează expectoraţia (2). – Din fr. expectorant. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  expectoránt adj. m., pl. expectoránţi; f …   Dicționar Român

  • Expectorant — Ex*pec to*rant, a. [L. expectorans, p. pr. of expectorare to drive from the breast: cf. F. expectorant.] (Med.) Tending to facilitate expectoration or to promote discharges of mucus, etc., from the lungs or throat. n. An expectorant medicine.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expectorant — expectorant, ante (èk spè kto ran, ran t ) adj. Qui facilite l expectoration.    Substantivement, Un bon expectorant …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • expectorant — [ek spek′tə rənt, ikspek′tə rənt] adj. [L expectorans, prp. of expectorare: see EXPECTORATE] causing or easing the bringing up of phlegm, mucus, etc. from the respiratory tract n. an expectorant medicine …   English World dictionary

  • expectorant — 1782 (n.), 1811 (adj.), from L. expectorantem (nom. expectorans), prp. of expectorare (see EXPECTORATE (Cf. expectorate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • expectorant — ► NOUN ▪ a medicine which promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used to treat coughs …   English terms dictionary

  • Expectorant — Un expectorant est un médicament ou une herbe qui augmente l expulsion du mucus de la trachée ou des bronches par de l expectoration ou de la toux. Expectorants végétaux Anis (Pimpinella anisum), Ail (Allium sativum), Asclepias tuberosa, Baume du …   Wikipédia en Français

  • expectorant — /ik spek teuhr euhnt/, Med., Pharm. adj. 1. promoting the discharge of phlegm or other fluid from the respiratory tract. n. 2. an expectorant medicine. [1775 85; < L expectorant (s. of expectorans), prp. of expectorare to EXPECTORATE; see ANT] *… …   Universalium

  • expectorant — 1. Promoting secretion from the mucous membrane of the air passages or facilitating its expulsion. 2. An agent that increases bronchial secretion and facilitates its expulsion. [L. ex, out, + pectus, chest] * * * ex·pec·to·rant ik spek t(ə )rənt… …   Medical dictionary

  • expectorant — UK [ɪkˈspektərənt] / US [ɪkˈspekt(ə)rənt] noun [countable] Word forms expectorant : singular expectorant plural expectorants medical a medicine that you use for helping you to cough liquid up from your lungs …   English dictionary

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