antiemetic

[an-tee-uh-met-ik, an-tahy-] Pharmacology.
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a substance that is useful in the suppression of nausea or vomiting.
noun
2.
any such substance.

Origin:
anti- + emetic

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antiemetic (ˌæntɪɪˈmɛtɪk)
 
adj
1.  preventing vomiting
 
n
2.  any antiemetic drug, such as promethazine or metoclopramide

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antiemetic an·ti·e·met·ic (ān'tē-ĭ-mět'ĭk, ān'tī-)
adj.
Preventing or arresting vomiting. n.
An agent that prevents or arrests vomiting.

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Example sentences for Antiemetic
The drug was being sold as an antiemetic when its other use was noted.
Veterinary uses chlorpromazine is primarily used as an antiemetic in dogs and cats.
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