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Definition of "expectorant" [ex•pec•to•rant]

  • Promoting or facilitating the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract. (adjective)
  • An expectorant medicine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "expectorant" in a sentence
  • "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."