gurgitation

gurgitation

[gur-ji-tey-shuhn]
noun
a surging rise and fall; ebullient motion, as of water.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin gurgitāt(us) (past participle of gurgitāre to engulf, derivative of gurgit-, stem of gurges whirlpool; see -ate1) + -ion

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gurgitation (ˌɡɜːdʒɪˈteɪʃən)
 
n
surging or swirling motion, esp of water
 
[C16: from Late Latin gurgitātus engulfed, from gurgitāre to engulf, from Latin gurges whirlpool]

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