antiemetic

[ an-tee-uh-met-ik, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti əˈmɛt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ- /
Pharmacology

adjective

of or relating to a substance that is useful in the suppression of nausea or vomiting.

noun

any such substance.

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Origin of antiemetic

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Example sentences from the Web for antiemetic

  • The nausea returned at certain moments, but these attacks were disposed of by ginger ale and Rivires' antiemetic drink.

    Against The Grain|Joris-Karl Huysmans

British Dictionary definitions for antiemetic

antiemetic
/ (ˌæntɪɪˈmɛtɪk) /

adjective

preventing vomiting

noun

any antiemetic drug, such as promethazine or metoclopramide
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Medical definitions for antiemetic

antiemetic
[ ăn′tē-ĭ-mĕtĭk, ăn′tī- ]

adj.

Preventing or arresting vomiting.

n.

An agent that prevents or arrests vomiting.
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