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gurgitation

[gur-ji-tey-shuh n]
noun
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for gurgitation

gurgitation

noun
  1. surging or swirling motion, esp of water
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Word Origin for gurgitation

C16: from Late Latin gurgitātus engulfed, from gurgitāre to engulf, from Latin gurges whirlpool
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Word Origin and History for gurgitation

n.

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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