emetic

[uh-met-ik]
adjective
1.
causing vomiting, as a medicinal substance.
noun
2.
an emetic medicine or agent.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin emeticus < Greek emetikós, equivalent to émet(os) vomiting + -ikos -ic

emetically, adverb
hyperemetic, adjective
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emetic (ɪˈmɛtɪk)
 
adj
1.  causing vomiting
 
n
2.  an emetic agent or drug
 
[C17: from Late Latin ēmeticus, from Greek emetikos, from emein to vomit]
 
e'metically
 
adv

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emetic
1657, from Fr. emetique, from Gk. emetikos "causing vomiting," from emesis "vomiting," from emein "to vomit," from PIE *wem- "to spit, vomit."
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emetic e·met·ic (ĭ-mět'ĭk)
n.
An agent that causes vomiting. adj.
Causing vomiting.

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There is a combination of banana and the leather smell of a valise containing food, that is to many people an immediate emetic.
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