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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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Examples from the web for regurgitation
  • It prevents the regurgitation of blood into the sinus during the contraction of the atrium.
  • Estimates are not purely regurgitation of models but fits of models to data.
  • Accurate regurgitation is prized over original thought.
  • Longer days of memorization and regurgitation will not solve this problem.
  • Science books are mostly regurgitation of science facts rather than training in science.
  • Nevertheless, it still wreaks of regurgitation of unsubstantiated stuff from a highly biased source.
  • regurgitation is the feeling of acid backing up in the throat.
  • regurgitation: a sensation of acid backed up in the esophagus.
  • The patient may have difficulty swallowing and may experience regurgitation or acid reflux.
  • Yet even as they wallow in their own regurgitation, their spirit for life continues to burn.
Word Origin and History for regurgitation
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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