regurgitate

[ri-gur-ji-teyt]
verb (used without object), regurgitated, regurgitating.
1.
to surge or rush back, as liquids, gases, undigested food, etc.
verb (used with object), regurgitated, regurgitating.
2.
to cause to surge or rush back; vomit.
3.
to give back or repeat, especially something not fully understood or assimilated: to regurgitate the teacher's lectures on the exam.

Origin:
1645–55; < Medieval Latin regurgitātus (past participle of regurgitāre), equivalent to re- re- + gurgit-, stem of gurges whirlpool, flood, stream + -ātus -ate1

regurgitant [ri-gur-ji-tuhnt] , noun
unregurgitated, adjective
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regurgitate (rɪˈɡɜːdʒɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
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 re- + gurgitāre to flood, from Latin gurges gulf, whirlpool]
 
re'gurgitant
 
n, —adj
 
regurgi'tation
 
n

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regurgitate re·gur·gi·tate (rē-gûr'jĭ-tāt')
v. re·gur·gi·tat·ed, re·gur·gi·tat·ing, re·gur·gi·tates

  1. To rush or surge back.

  2. To cause to pour back, especially to cast up partially digested food.


re·gur'gi·tant (-tənt) adj.
re·gur'gi·ta'tion n.
re·gur'gi·ta'tive adj.
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Example sentences
The milk that is regurgitated by pigeons and other birds is not evolutionary
  related to mammalian milk.
There they willingly feed it regurgitated liquids mouth to mouth, a diet it
  supplements by eating the ants' brood.
Then one that was greeting the pups regurgitated and a big lump of flesh
  erupted from his mouth.
The bright blue bioluminescent cloud the shrimp expels isn't regurgitated
  stomach contents.
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