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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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.
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.
MOST chesty coughs require what are known as expectorant medicines.
Sue Roy, a sixth-grader at Abington Heights Middle School, visualizes the spelling of the word 'expectorant' Sunday.
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.
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.
Rataptouille: A French dish combining tomatoes, garlic, onions, zucchini and the expectorant of a disgruntled sous-chef.
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.
Brutish and moneygrubbing to the last, punctuating their sentences with expectorant, they are repugnant to Won Kim.
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), a member of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) Family, is an expectorant, thus helping to open the respiratory passages.