emetic

noun
emet·ic | \ i-ˈme-tik \

Definition of emetic 

: an agent that induces vomiting

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Other words from emetic

emetic adjective

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Escape games are a natural emetic for all your bad qualities. Molly Young, New York Times, "Letter of Recommendation: Escape Rooms," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of emetic

1657, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for emetic

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

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emetic

noun
emet·ic | \ i-ˈmet-ik \

Medical Definition of emetic 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an agent that induces vomiting

emetic

adjective

Medical Definition of emetic (Entry 2 of 2)

: having the capacity to induce vomiting

Other words from emetic

emetically \-i-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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