[ vom-i-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈvɒm ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


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.

Nearby words

  1. vomiting of pregnancy,
  2. vomiting reflex,
  3. vomitive,
  4. vomito,
  5. vomitorium,
  6. vomitous,
  7. vomiturition,
  8. vomitus,
  9. von,
  10. von braun

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


/ (ˈvɒmɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /


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


[ vŏmĭ-tôr′ē ]


Inducing vomiting; vomitive.


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

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