- the act of regurgitating.
- voluntary or involuntary return of partly digested food from the stomach to the mouth.
- Pathology. the reflux of blood through defective heart valves.
Origin of regurgitation
Examples from the Web for regurgitation
There does seem to be a lot of regurgitation on Broadway these days.My Lunch with Marisa Tomei: The Actress on ‘The Realistic Joneses,’ ‘Girls,’ and de Blasio’s NYC
April 23, 2014
He does, and suddenly explodes, causing all of the remaining people dining to join in on the regurgitation.Hollywood's 10 Funniest Puking Scenes
May 13, 2011
As a rule we have no regurgitation and no sour babies on the three-hour schedule.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
Jim smiled, a regurgitation of bitterness swelling up in his breast.Scarlet and Hyssop
E. F. Benson
This is called feeding by "regurgitation," or "throwing up."The Children's Book of Birds
Olive Thorne Miller
There came a regurgitation of physical strength—a change of blood.The Day of the Beast
When the spasm is high up, the regurgitation may follow the act of deglutition almost immediately.
Word Origin and History for regurgitation
c.1600, from Medieval Latin regurgitationem (nominative regurgitatio), noun of action from past participle stem of regurgitare "to overflow," from re- "back" (see re-) + Late Latin gurgitare "engulf, flood" (found in Latin ingurgitare "to pour in"), from gurges "whirlpool, gorge, abyss," from PIE root *gwere- "to swallow."
- The return of partially digested food from the stomach to the mouth.