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View synonyms for emetic

emetic

[ uh-met-ik ]

adjective

  1. causing vomiting, as a medicinal substance.


noun

  1. an emetic medicine or agent.

emetic

/ ɪˈmɛtɪk /

adjective

  1. causing vomiting


noun

  1. an emetic agent or drug
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Derived Forms

  • eˈmetically, adverb
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Other Words From

  • e·meti·cal·ly adverb
  • hyper·e·metic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of emetic1

1650–60; < Latin emeticus < Greek emetikós, equivalent to émet ( os ) vomiting + -ikos -ic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of emetic1

C17: from Late Latin ēmeticus, from Greek emetikos, from emein to vomit
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Example Sentences

A doctor was called, an emetic was given and he purged, and after a time he recovered from the symptoms of poisoning.

We immediately gave him an emetic, which operated well, and before night he was relieved of every alarming symptom.

My landlord, who took pity on me, called a Jewish physician, who prescribed an emetic which soon cured me of my fever.

Both are pectoral and expectorant; and in large doses nauseant and emetic.

Expectorant and diaphoretic, in small doses; emetic and narcotic, in larger ones.

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