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2 definitions found
 for expectorant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expectorant \Ex*pec"to*rant\, a. [L. expectorans, p. pr. of
     expectorare to drive from the breast: cf. F. expectorant.]
     (Med.)
     Tending to facilitate expectoration or to promote discharges
     of mucus, etc., from the lungs or throat. -- n. An
     expectorant medicine.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  expectorant
      n 1: a medicine promoting expectoration [syn: expectorant,
           expectorator]

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