Translation of expectorate in Spanish:


expectorar, v.

Pronunciation /ɪkˈspɛktəˌreɪt/ /ɪkˈspɛktəreɪt/ /ɛkˈspɛktəreɪt/

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intransitive verb

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    expectorar formal
    • The actor is the only one of that illustrious quartet who openly uses a spittoon, clears his throat and expectorates into the receptacle below his desk.
    • As anyone whose had a general anaesthetic will know, you have to cough and expectorate hard pretty much as soon as you come round to clear the anaesthetic out of your lungs.
    • My wife and I attended a Prom the other night and were treated to an invigorating and enthusiastic display of sneezing, coughing and expectorating.
    • ‘Oh, you've seen the magazine then,’ I enquired as he expectorated into the bathroom sink.
    • While he doesn't prove that nobody ever expectorated on a serviceman - you can't prove a negative, after all - he reduces the claim to an urban myth.
    • When I came to spit it out, he offered me the cup, so I was was forced to expectorate into a three-inch deep slurry of chewing tobacco.
    • According to an independent survey on spitting this year showed that 300 million Chinese expectorate in public.
    • The other thing I read this morning in the paper is they are doubling fines for expectorating.
    • Even the thought of pitchers expectorating on the ball was repulsive to some people.
    • He looked at me as if I'd expectorated into the ‘stuffing.’
    • For each sample, they collected saliva in their mouths for a minute, and then expectorated slowly through a straw into a cryotube.
    • Phlegm is said to be either substantial or insubstantial, meaning that it can either be the mucous we expectorate and drool or a kind of ‘fog’ that blocks the sensory, organs.
    • Besides, who could like an instrument where all you do is expectorate into metal tubes!
    • In our study, almost half of the subjects completing both visits did not expectorate regularly, and thus we had almost twice the number of subjects for analysis.
    • However, sampling may be difficult in the younger patients and in patients with mild disease who do not expectorate.
    • A major advantage of sputum induction, however, is that patients who are normally unable to expectorate can almost always produce sputum after inhaling hypertonic saline.
    • There used to be notices against expectorating in public places, though how many accomplished spitters understood them in order to obey can only be guessed.
    • People expectorating on the pavement is not a big issue in this city.
    • He once suggested that my brother handle a bully by puffing up his chest and announcing, ‘If you come near me, I'll expectorate in your countenance.’
    • Protein in the diaphragm and intercostal muscles has been depleted, impairing the patient's ability to deep breathe, expectorate, and clear microbes from the lungs.

transitive verb

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    expectorar formal