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antiemetic

[an-tee-uh-met-ik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti əˈmɛt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a substance that is useful in the suppression of nausea or vomiting.
noun
2.
any such substance.
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Examples from the web 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.
British Dictionary definitions for antiemetic

antiemetic

/ˌæntɪɪˈmɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
preventing vomiting
noun
2.
any antiemetic drug, such as promethazine or metoclopramide
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antiemetic in Medicine

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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