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expectorate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human
expectorateex‧pec‧to‧rate /ɪkˈspektəreɪt/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 formalHBH to force liquid out of your mouth syn spit
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Examples from the Corpus
expectorateLater tough mucus may form which is difficult to expectorate.Whoosh! your lips expectorate a stream of self-igniting gasoline.Inability to expectorate and is obliged to swallow any sputum that is raised; it may taste greasy.
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Verb table
expectorate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyexpectorate
he, she, itexpectorates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyexpectorated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave expectorated
he, she, ithas expectorated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad expectorated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill expectorate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have expectorated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam expectorating
he, she, itis expectorating
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you, we, theyare expectorating
Past
I, he, she, itwas expectorating
you, we, theywere expectorating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been expectorating
he, she, ithas been expectorating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been expectorating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be expectorating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been expectorating
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