- 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 regurgitated
And Relin was not some hack hagiographer who regurgitated whatever his primary source told him.The Death of Co-Author of ‘Three Cups of Tea’ Is Ruled Suicide
December 6, 2012
The food in this case is not swallowed, nor does it pass any point from which it can be regurgitated.Fletcherism
A large snake of this genus obtained by him regurgitated two jumping mice a few hours after its capture.North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)
Philip H. Krutzsch
In some instances food is regurgitated from the oesophagus after its retention for a day or even longer.
One specimen from Charapendo was regurgitated by a Leptodeira maculata.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico
William E. Duellman
Under certain conditions this acid content of the stomach is regurgitated back into the throat and even belched up into the mouth.The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
- 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 and History for regurgitated
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.