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1vomit

noun vom·it \ˈvä-mət\

: the food, liquid, etc., that comes out of your body through your mouth when you vomit

Full Definition of VOMIT

1
:  an act or instance of disgorging the contents of the stomach through the mouth; also :  the disgorged matter
2
:  emetic

Origin of VOMIT

Middle English, from Anglo-French vomite, from Latin vomitus, from vomere to vomit; akin to Old Norse vāma seasickness, Greek emein to vomit
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with VOMIT

2vomit

verb

: to have the food, liquid, etc., that is in your stomach come out through your mouth because you are sick

Full Definition of VOMIT

intransitive verb
1
:  to disgorge the stomach contents
2
:  to spew forth :  belch, gush
transitive verb
1
:  to disgorge (the contents of the stomach) through the mouth
2
:  to eject violently or abundantly :  spew
3
:  to cause to vomit
vom·it·er noun

Examples of VOMIT

  1. The dog vomited on the floor.
  2. The patient was vomiting blood.

First Known Use of VOMIT

15th century

Related to VOMIT

Synonyms
barf, gag, heave, hurl, puke, retch, spew, spit up, throw up, upchuck, lose one's lunch [slang], toss one's cookies
VOMIT Defined for Kids

1vomit

noun vom·it \ˈvä-mət\

Definition of VOMIT for Kids

:  material from the stomach brought up suddenly through the mouth

2vomit

verb
vom·it·edvom·it·ing

Definition of VOMIT for Kids

:  to bring up the contents of the stomach through the mouth

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