2. [syn: spit, spitting, expectoration]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Expectoration \Ex*pec`to*ra"tion\, n. [Cf. F. expectoration.]
1. The act of ejecting phlegm or mucus from the throat or
lungs, by coughing, hawking, and spitting.
2. That which is expectorated, as phlegm or mucus.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the process of coughing up and spitting out
2: the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva) [syn:
spit, spitting, expectoration]