- to surge or rush back, as liquids, gases, undigested food, etc.
- to cause to surge or rush back; vomit.
- to give back or repeat, especially something not fully understood or assimilated: to regurgitate the teacher's lectures on the exam.
Origin of regurgitate
Examples from the Web for regurgitant
Historical Examples of regurgitant
When the valves of the right side are affected we may find a regurgitant pulsation in the jugular vein.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
- to vomit forth (partially digested food)
- (of some birds and certain other animals) to bring back to the mouth (undigested or partly digested food with which to feed the young)
- (intr) to be cast up or out, esp from the mouth
- (intr) med (of blood) to flow backwards, in a direction opposite to the normal one, esp through a defective heart valve
Word Origin for regurgitate
1640s (intransitive), 1753 (transitive), back formation from regurgitation, or else from Medieval Latin regurgitatus, past participle of regurgitare. Meaning "to vomit" first attested 1753. Related: Regurgitated; regurgitating.
- To rush or surge back.
- To cause to pour back, especially to cast up partially digested food.