emetic

noun emet·ic \ i-ˈme-tik \

Definition of emetic

: an agent that induces vomiting

emetic

adjective

Origin and Etymology of emetic

Latin emetica, from Greek emetikē, from feminine of emetikos causing vomiting, from emein to vomit — more at vomit


Medical Dictionary

1

emetic

noun emet·ic \ i-ˈmet-ik \

medical Definition of emetic

: an agent that induces vomiting

2

emetic

adjective

medical Definition of emetic

: having the capacity to induce vomiting

emetically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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