vomitory

vomitory

[vom-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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; < Latin vomitōrius, equivalent to vomi-, variant stem of vomere to vomit + -tōrius -tory1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To vomitory
Collins
World English Dictionary
vomitory (ˈvɒmɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  Also called: vomitive causing vomiting; emetic
 
n , -ries
2.  Also called: vomitive a vomitory agent
3.  rare a container for receiving vomitus
4.  Also called: vomitorium 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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature