emesis

noun
eme·​sis | \ ˈe-mə-səs How to pronounce emesis (audio) , i-ˈmē- How to pronounce emesis (audio) \
plural emeses\ ˈe-​mə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce emeses (audio) , i-​ˈmē-​ \

Definition of emesis

: an act or instance of vomiting

First Known Use of emesis

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for emesis

New Latin, from Greek, from emein

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The first known use of emesis was circa 1847

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“Emesis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emesis?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=e&file=emesis02. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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emesis

noun
eme·​sis | \ ˈem-ə-səs How to pronounce emesis (audio) , i-ˈmē- How to pronounce emesis (audio) \
plural emeses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce emeses (audio) \

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