- a surging rise and fall; ebullient motion, as of water.
Origin of gurgitation
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- surging or swirling motion, esp of water
C16: from Late Latin gurgitātus engulfed, from gurgitāre to engulf, from Latin gurges whirlpool
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Word Origin and History for gurgitation
late 14c., from Late Latin gurgulationem (nominative gurgulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of gurgitare "to engulf," from gurges (see gurges).
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