[ ri-gur-ji-teyt ]
/ r瑟藞g蓽r d蕭瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used without object), re路gur路gi路tat路ed, re路gur路gi路tat路ing.
to surge or rush back, as liquids, gases, undigested food, etc.
verb (used with object), re路gur路gi路tat路ed, re路gur路gi路tat路ing.
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.
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Origin of regurgitate

1645鈥55; <Medieval Latin regurgit膩tus (past participle of regurgit膩re), equivalent to re-re- + gurgit-, stem of gurges whirlpool, flood, stream + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM regurgitate

re路gur路gi路tant [ri-gur-ji-tuhnt], /r瑟藞g蓽r d蕭瑟 t蓹nt/, nounun路re路gur路gi路tat路ed, adjective
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How to use regurgitate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for regurgitate

/ (r瑟藞伞蓽藧d蕭瑟藢te瑟t) /

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

Derived forms of regurgitate

regurgitant, noun, adjectiveregurgitation, noun

Word Origin for regurgitate

C17: from Medieval Latin regurgit膩re, from re- + gurgit膩re to flood, from Latin gurges gulf, whirlpool
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Medical definitions for regurgitate

[ r膿-g没rj沫-t膩t鈥 ]

To rush or surge back.
To cause to pour back, especially to cast up partially digested food.

Other words from regurgitate

re鈥urgi鈥ant (-t蓹nt) adj.re鈥ur鈥瞘i鈥ation n.
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