Definitions for: Regurgitation

[n] the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
[n] recall after rote memorization; "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"
[n] backflow of blood through a defective heart valve

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*gur`gi*ta"tion (-t?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
1. The act of flowing or pouring back by the orifice of
entrance; specifically (Med.), the reversal of the natural
direction in which the current or contents flow through a
tube or cavity of the body. --Quain.

2. The act of swallowing again; reabsorption.

Synonyms: disgorgement, emesis, puking, vomit, vomiting

See Also: backflow, backflowing, ejection, expulsion, forcing out, haematemesis, hematemesis, hyperemesis, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, projection, recall, recollection, reflex, reminiscence, rumination, unconditioned reflex

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