[ vom-it ]
/ ˈvɒm ɪt /
verb (used without object)
to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; regurgitate; throw up.
to belch or spew with force or violence.
verb (used with object)
to eject from the stomach through the mouth; spew.
to cast out or eject as if in vomiting; send out forcefully or violently: The volcano vomited flames and molten rock.
to cause (a person) to vomit.
the act of vomiting.
the matter ejected in vomiting.
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Origin of vomit
1375–1425; late Middle English vomiten
frequentative of vomere
to discharge, vomit; akin to Greek emeîn
OTHER WORDS FROM vomitvom·it·er, nounvom·i·tive, adjectivevom·i·tous·ly, adverbun·vom·it·ed, adjective
Words nearby vomit
, vomerine cartilage
, vomit comet
, vomiting of pregnancy
, vomiting reflex
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Example sentences from the Web for vomit
Just spray its enzymatic bacteria ingredients onto the troubled area, where they will be activated, and then eliminate leftover organic matter from urine, vomit, or other unwanted residues.
Cohen sold buzzers, whoopee cushions, fake vomit, Halloween costumes, masks and souvenirs.
Vomit—a settled word, and one of the foremost, of the reversed, unnatural vital function.
When called to patients in the stage of Black Vomit, whether that came on as an early symptom, or at a later stage, Nit.
verb -its, -iting or -ited
to eject (the contents of the stomach) through the mouth as the result of involuntary muscular spasms of the stomach and oesophagus
to eject or be ejected forcefully; spew forth
the matter ejected in vomiting
the act of vomiting
a drug or agent that induces vomiting; emetic
Derived forms of vomitvomiter, noun
Word Origin for vomit
C14: from Latin vomitāre to vomit repeatedly, from vomere to vomit
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To eject part or all of the stomach contents through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic movements.
The act or an instance of ejecting matter from the stomach through the mouth.
Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.
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Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth, usually as a result of involuntary muscle contractions.
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