vomitive

vomit

[vom-it]
verb (used without object)
1.
to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; regurgitate; throw up.
2.
to belch or spew with force or violence.
verb (used with object)
3.
to eject from the stomach through the mouth; spew.
4.
to cast out or eject as if in vomiting; send out forcefully or violently: The volcano vomited flames and molten rock.
5.
to cause (a person) to vomit.
noun
6.
the act of vomiting.
7.
the matter ejected in vomiting.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English vomiten < Latin vomitāre, frequentative of vomere to discharge, vomit; akin to Greek emeîn (see emetic)

vomiter, noun
vomitive, adjective
vomitously, adverb
unvomited, adjective
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vomit (ˈvɒmɪt)
 
vb , -its, -iting, -ited
1.  to eject (the contents of the stomach) through the mouth as the result of involuntary muscular spasms of the stomach and oesophagus
2.  to eject or be ejected forcefully; spew forth
 
n
3.  the matter ejected in vomiting
4.  the act of vomiting
5.  a drug or agent that induces vomiting; emetic
 
[C14: from Latin vomitāre to vomit repeatedly, from vomere to vomit]
 
'vomiter
 
n

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vomit
late 14c., "act of expelling contents of the stomach through the mouth," from L. vomitare "to vomit often," frequentative of vomere "spew forth, discharge," from PIE base *wem- "to spit, vomit" (cf. Gk. emein "to vomit," emetikos "provoking sickness;" Skt. vamati "he vomits;" Avestan vam- "to spit;"
Lith. vemiu "to vomit," O.N. væma "seasickness"). In ref. to the matter so ejected, it is attested from c.1390. The verb is recorded from 1422.
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vomit vom·it (vŏm'ĭt)
v. vom·it·ed, vom·it·ing, vom·its
To eject part or all of the stomach contents through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic movements. n.

  1. The act or an instance of ejecting matter from the stomach through the mouth.

  2. Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.

  3. An emetic.

vomitive vom·i·tive (vŏm'ĭ-tĭv)
n.
An emetic. adj.
Relating to or causing vomiting.

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vomit   (vŏm'ĭt)  Pronunciation Key 
Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth, usually as a result of involuntary muscle contractions.
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