Definitions for: Vomit


[n] the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
[n] a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
[n] the matter ejected in vomiting
[v] eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

The fish . . . vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
--Jonah ii.
10.

2. Hence, to eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to
emit; to throw forth; as, volcanoes vomit flame, stones,
etc.

Like the sons of Vulcan, vomit smoke. --Milton.


Vom"it, n. [L. vomitus, from vomere, vomitum, to vomit;
akin to Gr. ?, Skr. vam, Lith. vemiti. Cf. Emetic,
Vomito.]
1. Matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the
stomach through the mouth.

Like vomit from his yawning entrails poured.
--Sandys.

2. (Med.) That which excites vomiting; an emetic.

He gives your Hollander a vomit. --Shak.

Black vomit. (Med.) See in the Vocabulary.

Vomit nut, nux vomica.

Synonyms: barf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, disgorgement, emesis, emetic, honk, nauseant, puke, puke, puking, purge, regorge, regurgitate, regurgitation, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit up, vomiting, vomitive, vomitus

Antonyms: keep down

See Also: body waste, curative, cure, dry mustard, egest, ejection, eliminate, excrement, excreta, excrete, excretion, excretory product, expulsion, forcing out, haematemesis, hematemesis, hyperemesis, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, ipecac, pass, physiological reaction, powdered mustard, projection, reflex, remedy, rumination, unconditioned reflex

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