See also: expektorate

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From Latin expectorātus, past participle of expectorāre (only fig. banish from the mind, but literally (as in modern use) expel from the breast), from ex (out of) + pectus (the breast).

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  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈspɛktəɹeɪt/
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expectorate (third-person singular simple present expectorates, present participle expectorating, simple past and past participle expectorated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To cough up fluid from the lungs.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To spit.

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  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of expectorar combined with te