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stomach

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noun stom·ach \ˈstə-mək, -mik\

Simple Definition of stomach

  • : the organ in your body where food goes and begins to be digested after you swallow it

  • : the part of your body that contains the stomach

  • : the desire, courage, etc., that is needed to do or accept something difficult or unpleasant

Full Definition of stomach

  1. 1a (1) :  a dilatation of the alimentary canal of a vertebrate communicating anteriorly with the esophagus and posteriorly with the duodenum (2) :  one of the compartments of a ruminant stomach <the abomasum is the fourth stomach of a ruminant>b :  a cavity in an invertebrate animal that is analogous to a stomachc :  the part of the body that contains the stomach :  belly, abdomen

  2. 2a :  desire for food caused by hunger :  appetiteb :  inclination, desire <had no stomach for an argument>; also :  courage, guts

  3. 3 obsolete a :  spirit, valorb :  pridec :  spleen, resentment

Examples of stomach

  1. She has problems with her stomach.

  2. I've had enough to eat. My stomach is full.

  3. He was lying on his stomach.



Origin of stomach

Middle English stomak, from Anglo-French estomac, from Latin stomachus gullet, esophagus, stomach, from Greek stomachos, from stoma mouth; akin to Middle Breton staffn mouth, Avestan staman-


First Known Use: 14th century

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stomach

transitive verb stom·ach

Simple Definition of stomach

  • : to accept or experience (something unpleasant) without becoming sick, upset, etc.

  • : to eat (something) without getting a sick or unpleasant feeling in your stomach

Full Definition of stomach

  1. 1 archaic :  to take offense at

  2. 2 :  to bear without overt reaction or resentment :  put up with <couldn't stomach office politics>

Examples of stomach

  1. I could barely stomach the smell.

  2. I can't stomach raw onions.



1523

First Known Use of stomach

1523


Medical Dictionary

stomach

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noun stom·ach \ˈstəm-ək, -ik\

Medical Definition of stomach

  1. 1a:  a saclike expansion of the alimentary canal of a vertebrate communicating anteriorly with the esophagus and posteriorly with the duodenum and being typically a simple often curved sac with an outer serous coat, a strong complex muscular wall that contracts rhythmically, and a mucous lining membrane that contains gastric glandsb:  one of the compartments of a ruminant stomach <the abomasum is the fourth stomach of a ruminant>

  2. 2:  a cavity in an invertebrate animal that is analogous to a stomach

  3. 3:  the part of the body that contains the stomach :  belly, abdomen



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