|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 |
regurgitate re·gur·gi·tate (rē-gûr'jĭ-tāt')
v. re·gur·gi·tat·ed, re·gur·gi·tat·ing, re·gur·gi·tates
To rush or surge back.
To cause to pour back, especially to cast up partially digested food.