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emetic

[uh-met-ik] /əˈmɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
causing vomiting, as a medicinal substance.
noun
2.
an emetic medicine or agent.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin emeticus < Greek emetikós, equivalent to émet(os) vomiting + -ikos -ic
Related forms
emetically, adverb
hyperemetic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for emetically

emetic

/ɪˈmɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
causing vomiting
noun
2.
an emetic agent or drug
Derived Forms
emetically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin ēmeticus, from Greek emetikos, from emein to vomit
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Word Origin and History for emetically
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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emetically in Medicine

emetic e·met·ic (ĭ-mět'ĭk)
n.
An agent that causes vomiting. adj.
Causing vomiting.

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