verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of vomit
Related Words for vomitgag, regurgitate, heave, eject, expel, spew, puke, hurl, ruminate, emit, retch, upchuck
Examples from the Web for vomit
Historical Examples of vomit
This they do also when a Tempest is coming; and after the Tempest, they Vomit them up.Curious Creatures in Zoology
The final item in the account was for April 22, 1750, for “a Vomit.”The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia
C. Malcolm Watkins
On the 29th she went into the warm Bath, and took a Vomit immediately on coming out.
It intoxicates the Brain, and makes one giddy, without any other operation either by Stool or Vomit.
Vomit—a settled word, and one of the foremost, of the reversed, unnatural vital function.
verb -its, -iting or -ited
Word Origin for vomit
late 14c., "act of expelling contents of the stomach through the mouth," from Latin vomitare "to vomit often," frequentative of vomere "spew forth, discharge," from PIE root *wem- "to spit, vomit" (cf. Greek emein "to vomit," emetikos "provoking sickness;" Sanskrit vamati "he vomits;" Avestan vam- "to spit;" Lithuanian vemiu "to vomit," Old Norse væma "seasickness"). In reference to the matter so ejected, it is attested from late 14c.
early 15c.; see vomit (n.). Related: Vomited; vomiting.