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Expectoration  n.  
The act of ejecting phlegm or mucus from the throat or lungs, by coughing, hawking, and spitting.
That which is expectorated, as phlegm or mucus.

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"Expectoration" Quotes from Famous Books

... would prompt the patient to start at once on the necessary methods for cure. Nor is it possible to recognize the disease by any one definite indication. The cough which was once thought to be the deciding symptom is very often absent until the last stages of the disease. Expectoration of blood is similarly one of the last symptoms, exhibited only when too late for remedial measures. The presence of the tuberculosis bacillus or "T. B." in the sputum is also not generally found until the tissue of the ...
— Rural Hygiene • Henry N. Ogden

... be gain," and urged upon him the importance of living always in a state of preparation for death. He had no sooner left the room than, turning to her daughter, with a look of ecstacy, she said, "I am going home, Mary." In consequence of her extreme debility, the difficulty of her breathing and expectoration occasioned her much suffering, which she bore with exemplary patience; and when it was referred to, replied, "It is all right." At another time when an allusion was made to her sufferings, her reply was, "Patient ...
— Religion in Earnest - A Memorial of Mrs. Mary Lyth, of York • John Lyth

... 'Expectoration accompanies the cough. The shortness of breath is aggravated by the slightest exertion. The patient's sleep is supposed to be tolerably good at intervals, but disturbed by paroxysms of coughing. Her resolution to contend against illness being ...
— Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle • Clement K. Shorter

... with those peculiar to inflammation of the lungs proper. They are, pain in the lungs, oppressed breathing, cough, causing great distress on account of the soreness of the affected parts: at first, expectoration from the lungs is nearly wanting, the cough being dry, but after a time, there is a rattling sound on coughing, and more or less mucous substance is with difficulty raised. This is, at first, white or brownish, but soon becomes ...
— An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art - Containing the New Discoveries and Improvements to the Present Time • B. L. Hill

... house was scrupulously clean, ditto the woman, but we couldn't quite make up our minds to share the only bedroom with her, her husband and two other men, one ill with inflammation of the lungs, rejoicing in an awful cough, and rather given to expectoration; so we had our first experience of real camping out. Our tent was an A tent, just big enough to allow of two people sleeping side by side; the only place to stand up in, was exactly in the middle, but we arranged ...
— A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba • Mrs. Cecil Hall

... blood escaped. The pulse became small and accelerated. The countenance was dreadful—the eyes were starting from their sockets—he continually sprung from his seat and uttered the most fearful howling. A quantity of foam filled his mouth, and compelled a continued expectoration. In his violent fits, the strength of six men was not sufficient to keep him on his bed. In the midst of a sudden recess of fury he would disengage himself from all that were attempting to hold him, and dash himself on the floor; there, freed from all control, he rolled about, beat himself, ...
— The Dog - A nineteenth-century dog-lovers' manual, - a combination of the essential and the esoteric. • William Youatt

... group of boys, horse copers in ambition, possibly in achievement, who sit in a row under a fence, with their teeth grimly clenched upon clay pipes, their eyes screwed up in perpetual and ungenial observation. Their conversation is telegraphic, smileless, esoteric, and punctuated with expectoration. If Phaeton and the horses of the sun were to take a turn round the fair field these critics would find little in them to commend. They are in the primary phase of a life-long art; perhaps with time and exceptional favours of fortune it may be given to them to learn the disarming ...
— All on the Irish Shore - Irish Sketches • E. Somerville and Martin Ross

... were banished,—all but the occasional one which must be left for the stranded politician who could not wait until he got out of doors. Signs were placed in various parts of the building, calling attention to the new waste-baskets, and prohibiting smoking and expectoration. ...
— A Woman for Mayor - A Novel of To-day • Helen M. Winslow

... beneficial operation of cod-liver oil in phthisis, is to be found in cases in the third stage—even those far advanced, where consumption has not only excavated the lungs, but is rapidly wasting the whole body with copious purulent expectoration, hectic, night-sweats, colliquative diarrhoea, and other elements of that destructive process by which, in a few weeks, the finest and fairest of the human family may be sunk to the grave. The power of staying the demon of destruction sometimes displayed by the cod-liver oil is marvellous.' ...
— Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 444 - Volume 18, New Series, July 3, 1852 • Various

... to you I implore you to buy this comb!' By this time, being a reasonably good walker, you will have been too much for the well-spoken young man, who will stop short and express his disgust and his want of breath, in a long expectoration, as you leave ...
— The Uncommercial Traveller • Charles Dickens

... temperance-man who lectures a | | drinker, with his mouth full of tobacco juice. The drinker if he uses | | no tobacco is the most temperate man of the two. It is a gross insult | | to an audience to eject on them alcoholic vituperation and nicotianic | | expectoration at the same time. That audience should say; first go | | reform thy-self thou intemperate SLAVE of poison! | | | | We have no room for the introduction of proof of our assertions on the | | evils of tobacco. But if you wish to have an abundance of evidence | | that tobacco produces the diseases ...
— Vanity, All Is Vanity - A Lecture on Tobacco and its effects • Anonymous

Words linked to "Expectoration" :   ejection, activity, forcing out, bodily process, bodily function, spit, spitting, body process, expectorate

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