[vom-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]


inducing vomiting; emetic.
of or relating to vomiting.

noun, plural vom·i·to·ries.

an emetic.
an opening through which something is ejected or discharged.
Also called vomitorium. an opening, as in a stadium or theater, permitting large numbers of people to enter or leave.

Origin of vomitory

1595–1605; < Latin vomitōrius, equivalent to vomi-, variant stem of vomere to vomit + -tōrius -tory1
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British Dictionary definitions for vomitory



Also called: vomitive (ˈvɒmɪtɪv) causing vomiting; emetic

noun plural -ries

Also called: vomitive a vomitory agent
rare a container for receiving vomitus
Also called: vomitorium (ˌvɒmɪˈtɔːrɪəm) a passageway in an ancient Roman amphitheatre that connects an outside entrance to a tier of seats
an opening through which matter is ejected
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Medicine definitions for vomitory




Inducing vomiting; vomitive.


Something that induces vomiting.
An aperture through which matter is discharged.
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