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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 of regurgitation
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Medieval Latin regurgitātiōn- (stem of regurgitātiō). See regurgitate, -ion
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n.

c.1600, from Medieval Latin regurgitationem (nominative regurgitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of regurgitare "to overflow," from re- "back" (see re-) + Late Latin gurgitare "engulf, flood" (found in Latin ingurgitare "to pour in"), from gurges "whirlpool, gorge, abyss," from PIE root *gwere- "to swallow."

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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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