vomit


vomit

verb (used without object)

  1. to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; regurgitate; throw up.
  2. to belch or spew with force or violence.

verb (used with object)

  1. to eject from the stomach through the mouth; spew.
  2. to cast out or eject as if in vomiting; send out forcefully or violently: The volcano vomited flames and molten rock.
  3. to cause (a person) to vomit.

noun

  1. the act of vomiting.
  2. the matter ejected in vomiting.

verb -its, -iting or -ited

  1. to eject (the contents of the stomach) through the mouth as the result of involuntary muscular spasms of the stomach and oesophagus
  2. to eject or be ejected forcefully; spew forth

noun

  1. the matter ejected in vomiting
  2. the act of vomiting
  3. a drug or agent that induces vomiting; emetic
n.

late 14c., “act of expelling contents of the stomach through the mouth,” from Latin vomitare “to vomit often,” frequentative of vomere “spew forth, discharge,” from PIE root *wem- “to spit, vomit” (cf. Greek emein “to vomit,” emetikos “provoking sickness;” Sanskrit vamati “he vomits;” Avestan vam- “to spit;” Lithuanian vemiu “to vomit,” Old Norse væma “seasickness”). In reference to the matter so ejected, it is attested from late 14c.

v.

early 15c.; see vomit (n.). Related: Vomited; vomiting.

v.

  1. To eject part or all of the stomach contents through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic movements.

n.

  1. The act or an instance of ejecting matter from the stomach through the mouth.
  2. Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.
  3. An emetic.

  1. Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth, usually as a result of involuntary muscle contractions.

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