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vomit

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noun vom·it \ˈvä-mət\

Simple Definition of vomit

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

Full Definition of vomit

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

  2. 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


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vomit

verb vom·it

Simple Definition of vomit

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

Full Definition of vomit

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to disgorge the stomach contents

  3. 2 :  to spew forth :  belch, gush

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to disgorge (the contents of the stomach) through the mouth

  6. 2 :  to eject violently or abundantly :  spew

  7. 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.



15th Century

First Known Use of vomit

15th century



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