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emetic

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noun emet·ic \i-ˈme-tik\

Definition of emetic

  1. :  an agent that induces vomiting

emetic

adjective


Origin and Etymology of emetic

Latin emetica, from Greek emetikē, from feminine of emetikos causing vomiting, from emein to vomit — more at vomit


First Known Use: 1657


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emetic

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noun emet·ic \i-ˈmet-ik\

Medical Definition of emetic

  1. :  an agent that induces vomiting




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emetic

adjective emet·ic

Medical Definition of emetic

  1. :  having the capacity to induce vomiting

emetically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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