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Webster 1828 Edition


Spitting

SPITTING

, ppr.
1.
Putting on a spit.
2.
Ejecting saliva from the mouth.

Definition 2022


spitting

spitting

English

Verb

spitting

  1. present participle of spit

Noun

spitting (plural spittings)

  1. (chiefly archaic, medicine) expectoration
    • 1837, James Johnson, The Medico-chirurgical review: Volume 31 (page 44)
      Four brothers of the name of Smith, died with black spitting; all of them were stone-workers.