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vomitory

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

vomitory
/ (ˈvɒmɪtərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
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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Medical definitions for vomitory

vomitory
[ vŏmĭ-tôr′ē ]

adj.
Inducing vomiting; vomitive.
n.
Something that induces vomiting.
An aperture through which matter is discharged.
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