ex·pec·to·rate /-təˌret/ 動詞
Ex·pec·to·rate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expectorated p. pr. & vb. n. Expectorating ] To eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as phlegm or other matter, by coughing, hawking, and spitting; to spit forth.
Ex·pec·to·rate, v. i. To discharge matter from the lungs or throat by hawking and spitting; to spit.
v 1: clear out the chest and lungs; "This drug expectorates
quickly" [syn: clear out, drive out]
2: discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the
mouth [syn: cough up, cough out, spit up, spit out]