expectorant vs expectorator what difference

what is difference between expectorant and expectorator

English

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Pronunciation

Noun

expectorant (plural expectorants)

  1. (medicine) An agent or drug used to cause or induce the expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.

Translations

Adjective

expectorant (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) Causing or assisting the expulsion of phlegm.
    an expectorant preparation

See also

  • expectorate

French

Verb

expectorant

  1. present participle of expectorer

Romanian

Etymology

From French expectorant.

Adjective

expectorant m or n (feminine singular expectorantă, masculine plural expectoranți, feminine and neuter plural expectorante)

  1. expectorant

Declension



English

Etymology

expectorate +‎ -or

Noun

expectorator (plural expectorators)

  1. One who spits.

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