vomit


vomit
vomit [väm′it]
n.
[ME < L vomitus, a discharging, vomiting < pp. of vomere, to discharge, vomit < IE base * wemē- > Gr emein, to vomit, OE wamm, stain, disgrace]
1. the act or process of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
2. matter ejected in this way
3. Archaic EMETIC
vi.
1. to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; throw up
2. to be thrown up or out with force or violence; rush out
vt.
1. to throw up (food)
2. to discharge or throw out with force or in copious quantities; belch forth
vomiter
n.

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  • vomit — vomit …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Vomit — Vom it, n. [L. vomitus, from vomere, vomitum, to vomit; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. vam, Lith. vemiti. Cf. {Emetic}, {Vomito}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth. [1913 Webster] Like vomit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vomit — (n.) late 14c., act of expelling contents of the stomach through the mouth, from L. vomitare to vomit often, frequentative of vomere spew forth, discharge, from PIE root *wem to spit, vomit (Cf. Gk. emein to vomit, emetikos provoking sickness;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Vomit — Vom it, v. t. 1. To throw up; to eject from the stomach through the mouth; to disgorge; to puke; to spew out; often followed by up or out. [1913 Webster] The fish . . . vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. Jonah ii. 10. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vomit — Vom it, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vomited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vomiting}.] [Cf. L. vomere, vomitum, and v. freq. vomitare. See {Vomit}, n.] To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vomit — ► VERB (vomited, vomiting) 1) eject matter from the stomach through the mouth. 2) emit in an uncontrolled stream or flow. ► NOUN ▪ matter vomited from the stomach. ORIGIN Latin vomere to vomit …   English terms dictionary

  • vomit — *belch, burp, disgorge, regurgitate, spew, throw up Analogous words: *eject, expel, oust …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • vomit — The verb has inflected forms vomited, vomiting …   Modern English usage

  • vomit — [v] disgorge be seasick*, be sick, bring up*, dry heave*, eject, emit, expel, gag*, heave*, hurl*, puke*, regurgitate, retch, ruminate, spew, spit up, throw up, upchuck*; concepts 179,185,308 …   New thesaurus

  • vomit — 01. He got seasick, and began to [vomit] after half an hour on the boat. 02. I [vomited] a couple of times last night because I drank too much. 03. He got really drunk at the party, and ended up outside, [vomiting] in the garden. 04. The most… …   Grammatical examples in English


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