antiemetic

adjective
an·​ti·​emet·​ic | \ ˌan-tē-i-ˈme-tik How to pronounce antiemetic (audio) , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of antiemetic

: used or tending to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting antiemetic drugs used in conjunction with chemotherapy

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Other Words from antiemetic

antiemetic noun
an over-the-counter antiemetic to treat motion sickness

Examples of antiemetic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And if that doesn’t do the trick, your doctor may recommend taking an antiemetic drug to help prevent vomiting. Korin Miller, SELF, "Amy Schumer Shares an Ultrasound Video of Her Very Energetic Baby: 'That’s Why I’m Puking Every Day'," 6 Nov. 2018 The agency also warns about the risks of taking opioids with antiemetic medications (such as ondansetron) and other serotinergic drugs (such as St. John's wort). Tessie Castillo, SELF, "Here Are the Medications You Should Never Mix With Opioids," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of antiemetic

1734, in the meaning defined above

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“Antiemetic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiemetic. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for antiemetic

antiemetic

adjective
an·​ti·​emet·​ic | \ ˌant-ē-ə-ˈmet-ik, ˌan-ˌtī- How to pronounce antiemetic (audio) \

Medical Definition of antiemetic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: used or tending to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting antiemetic drugs

antiemetic

noun

Medical Definition of antiemetic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an agent used to prevent or relieve nausea and vomiting an over-the-counter antiemetic to treat motion sickness

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