What is another word for expectorate?

Pronunciation: [ɛkspˈɛktəɹˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Expectorate is a verb that means to cough up and spit out phlegm or other fluids that accumulate in the throat or lungs. There are several other words that can be used as synonyms for expectorate such as cough up, spit out, discharge, eject, expel, heave, hawk, hurl, and vomit. These words are often used interchangeably when referring to the act of clearing one's throat or lungs of mucus or other substances. It is important to note that some of these words may have different connotations depending on the context in which they are used, so it is always best to use the word that is most appropriate for the situation at hand.

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Usage examples for Expectorate

He reached the futtock rigging, and stopped to expectorate.
"The Ghost Pirates"
William Hope Hodgson
If it must be done, a man should step to the curb and expectorate in the street.
"The Book of Good Manners"
W. C. Green
Not so very long ago it was considered unseemly to smoke a pipe at all in the street unless you belonged to the humbler orders, who inhale their nicotine through the stem of a clay and expectorate with a greater sense of freedom than of responsibility."
"The Social History of Smoking"
G. L. Apperson

Famous quotes with Expectorate

  • It is moreover extremely indecent to spit, cough, and expectorate (as it were) in company, as some hearty fellows are apt to do: and more so, when you have blown your nose, to draw aside and examine the contents of your handkerchief; as if you expected pearls or rubies to distil from your brain.
    Giovanni della Casa

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