From Latin expectorātus, past participle of expectorāre (“only fig. banish from the mind, but literally (as in modern use) expel from the breast”), from ex (“out of”) + pectus (“the breast”).
expectorate (third-person singular simple present expectorates, present participle expectorating, simple past and past participle expectorated)
- to cough up fluid from the lungs
- to spit
to cough up fluid from the lungs