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gurgitation

[ gur-ji-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌgɜr dʒɪˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
a surging rise and fall; ebullient motion, as of water.
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Origin of gurgitation

1535–45; <Latin gurgitāt(us) (past participle of gurgitāre to engulf, derivative of gurgit-, stem of gurges whirlpool; see -ate1) + -ion

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How to use gurgitation in a sentence

  • Appeal—to—the—Bishop, Appeal—to-the—Bishop, seemed to be the speech of the jetting gurgitation under the glass lid.

    Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley

British Dictionary definitions for gurgitation

gurgitation
/ (ˌɡɜːdʒɪˈteɪʃən) /

noun
surging or swirling motion, esp of water

Word Origin for gurgitation

C16: from Late Latin gurgitātus engulfed, from gurgitāre to engulf, from Latin gurges whirlpool
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