Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Promoting or facilitating the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.
  • n. An expectorant medicine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An agent or drug used to cause or induce the expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to facilitate expectoration or to promote discharges of mucus, etc., from the lungs or throat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or promoting expectoration.
  • n. Something, as a drug, which promotes or facilitates expectoration.

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

  • n. a medicine promoting expectoration

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Examples

  • Correctly spelling "expectorant" - and 19 other words - on Sunday won Abington Heights Middle School sixth-grader Sukanya Roy The Times Leader / Scripps NEPA Regional Spelling Bee on Sunday at the Woodlands.

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  • Correctly spelling "expectorant" - and 19 other words - on Sunday won Abington Middle School sixth-grader Sukanya Roy The Times Leader / Scripps NEPA Regional Spelling Bee on Sunday at the Woodlands.

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  • MOST chesty coughs require what are known as expectorant medicines.

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  • Sue Roy, a sixth-grader at Abington Heights Middle School, visualizes the spelling of the word 'expectorant' Sunday.

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  • Fluids, rest, an expectorant, and perhaps a broad-spectrum antibiotic like azithromycin - if there's a fever and productive cough - are the tried-and-true treatments for this thing.

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  • They return with a cool, juniper-based expectorant that loosens the blockage, rumoured to be the size of a 7½-inch Cohiba.6.14pm The bloke from the R&A begins his speech.9.43pm The bloke from the R&A finishes his speech.

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  • Rataptouille: A French dish combining tomatoes, garlic, onions, zucchini and the expectorant of a disgruntled sous-chef.

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  • Watercress is thought to be an effective expectorant that helps to expel excess mucus and is believed to relieve bronchitis, coughs, and mucus in the lungs.

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  • Brutish and moneygrubbing to the last, punctuating their sentences with expectorant, they are repugnant to Won Kim.

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  • Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), a member of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) Family, is an expectorant, thus helping to open the respiratory passages.

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