regurgitation

[ ri-gur-ji-tey-shuh n ]
/ rɪˌgɜr dʒɪˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of regurgitating.
voluntary or involuntary return of partly digested food from the stomach to the mouth.
Pathology. the reflux of blood through defective heart valves.

Origin of regurgitation

First recorded in 1595–1605, regurgitation is from the Medieval Latin word regurgitātiōn- (stem of regurgitātiō). See regurgitate, -ion
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regurgitation

[ rē-gûr′jĭ-tāshən ]

The return of partially digested food from the stomach to the mouth.
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