|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|—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|
|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]|
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.
The act or an instance of ejecting matter from the stomach through the mouth.
Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.
vomitive vom·i·tive (vŏm'ĭ-tĭv)
An emetic. adj.
Relating to or causing vomiting.
|vomit (vŏm'ĭt) Pronunciation Key
Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth, usually as a result of involuntary muscle contractions.