what is difference between expectorant and expectorator
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expectorant (plural expectorants)
- (medicine) An agent or drug used to cause or induce the expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.
expectorant (not comparable)
- (medicine) Causing or assisting the expulsion of phlegm.
- an expectorant preparation
- present participle of expectorer
From French expectorant.
expectorant m or n (feminine singular expectorantă, masculine plural expectoranți, feminine and neuter plural expectorante)
expectorate + -or
expectorator (plural expectorators)
- One who spits.