regurgitate

[ri-gur-ji-teyt]
verb (used without object), regurgitated, regurgitating.
1.
to surge or rush back, as liquids, gases, undigested food, etc.
verb (used with object), regurgitated, regurgitating.
2.
to cause to surge or rush back; vomit.
3.
to give back or repeat, especially something not fully understood or assimilated: to regurgitate the teacher's lectures on the exam.

Origin:
1645–55; < Medieval Latin regurgitātus (past participle of regurgitāre), equivalent to re- re- + gurgit-, stem of gurges whirlpool, flood, stream + -ātus -ate1

regurgitant [ri-gur-ji-tuhnt] , noun
unregurgitated, adjective
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regurgitate (rɪˈɡɜːdʒɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
1.  to vomit forth (partially digested food)
2.  (of some birds and certain other animals) to bring back to the mouth (undigested or partly digested food with which to feed the young)
3.  (intr) to be cast up or out, esp from the mouth
4.  (intr) med (of blood) to flow backwards, in a direction opposite to the normal one, esp through a defective heart valve
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin regurgitāre, from re- + gurgitāre to flood, from Latin gurges gulf, whirlpool]
 
re'gurgitant
 
n, —adj
 
regurgi'tation
 
n

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regurgitate re·gur·gi·tate (rē-gûr'jĭ-tāt')
v. re·gur·gi·tat·ed, re·gur·gi·tat·ing, re·gur·gi·tates

  1. To rush or surge back.

  2. To cause to pour back, especially to cast up partially digested food.


re·gur'gi·tant (-tənt) adj.
re·gur'gi·ta'tion n.
re·gur'gi·ta'tive adj.
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Example sentences
Horses cannot breathe through their mouths, regurgitate food or vomit.
The birds regurgitate a reeking and corrosive vomit as a natural defense.
They regurgitate their food and chew it as cud before final digestion.
There are some animals that all zoology enthusiasts have heard of but can only
  regurgitate the same old facts about them.
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