I want my friend to step aside from wash basin so that I can spit after brushing. What is a decent word for spitting? Is there a better statement to ask him to step aside?
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Well, it's kind of a mouthful to say, but the clinical term is expectorate (definition from Merriam-Webster).
I think you can use the more neutral expression 'to rinse one's mouth'.
It may be common practice, but rinsing your mouth after brushing your teeth isn't a good idea.