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regurgitation

[ri-gur-ji-tey-shuh n] /rɪˌgɜr dʒɪˈteɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of regurgitating.
2.
voluntary or involuntary return of partly digested food from the stomach to the mouth.
3.
Pathology. the reflux of blood through defective heart valves.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Medieval Latin regurgitātiōn- (stem of regurgitātiō). See regurgitate, -ion
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regurgitation
c.1600, from M.L. regurgitationem, noun of action from regurgitare "to overflow," from L.L. re- "back" + gurgitare "engulf, flood" (found in L. ingurgitare "to pour in"), from gurges "whirlpool, gorge, abyss." Meaning "to vomit" first attested 1753.
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regurgitation
  (rē-gûr'jĭ-tā'shən)   
The return of partially digested food from the stomach to the mouth.
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