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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of discharging phlegm or mucus from the throat or lungs, by coughing or hawking and spitting; euphemistically, a spitting.
  • noun The matter expectorated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of ejecting phlegm or mucus from the throat or lungs, by coughing, hawking, and spitting.
  • noun That which is expectorated, as phlegm or mucus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The action of expectorating, of ejecting phlegm or mucus from the throat or lungs by coughing, hawking, or spitting.
  • noun That which is expectorated, as phlegm or mucus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the process of coughing up and spitting out
  • noun the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)

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