[ 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.
Words nearby vomit
Origin of vomit
1375–1425; late Middle English vomiten < Latin vomitāre, frequentative of vomere to discharge, vomit; akin to Greek emeîn (see emetic)
OTHER WORDS FROM vomitvom·it·er, nounvom·i·tive, adjectivevom·i·tous·ly, adverbun·vom·it·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vomitive
/ (ˈvɒmɪt) /
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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Medical definitions for vomitive (1 of 2)
[ vŏm′ĭ-tĭv ]
Relating to or causing vomiting.
Medical definitions for vomitive (2 of 2)
[ vŏm′ĭt ]
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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Scientific definitions for vomitive
[ vŏm′ĭt ]
Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth, usually as a result of involuntary muscle contractions.
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