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vomitory

[vom-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈvɒm ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
inducing vomiting; emetic.
2.
of or pertaining to vomiting.
noun, plural vomitories.
3.
an emetic.
4.
an opening through which something is ejected or discharged.
5.
Also called vomitorium. an opening, as in a stadium or theater, permitting large numbers of people to enter or leave.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin vomitōrius, equivalent to vomi-, variant stem of vomere to vomit + -tōrius -tory1
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British Dictionary definitions for vomitory

vomitory

/ˈvɒmɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
Also called vomitive (ˈvɒmɪtɪv). causing vomiting; emetic
noun (pl) -ries
2.
Also called vomitive. a vomitory agent
3.
(rare) a container for receiving vomitus
4.
Also called vomitorium (ˌvɒmɪˈtɔːrɪəm). a passageway in an ancient Roman amphitheatre that connects an outside entrance to a tier of seats
5.
an opening through which matter is ejected
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vomitory in Medicine

vomitory vom·i·to·ry (vŏm'ĭ-tôr'ē)
adj.
Inducing vomiting; vomitive. n.

  1. Something that induces vomiting.

  2. An aperture through which matter is discharged.

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