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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Something expectorated and usually consisting of saliva with or without mucus or other materials from the respiratory passages. (plural)

Usage examples (30)
  • And all sputa are bad which do not remove the pain.
  • Of all others the sputa which remove the pain are the best.
  • From spitting of pus arise phthisis and a flux; and when the sputa are stopped, they die.
  • He noted the temperature; rate and other qualities of the pulse; looked at the tongue and sputa. for more
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