on an empty stomach

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on an empty stomach

: with nothing in the stomach : after having not eaten for a time
  • Take this medication on an empty stomach.

Word by Word Definitions

empty play
  1. : containing nothing

  2. : not occupied or inhabited

  3. : unfrequented

  1. : to make empty : remove the contents of

  2. : deprive, divest

  3. : to discharge (itself) of contents

  1. : something (such as a bottle or can) that is empty

stomach play
  1. : a saclike expansion of the digestive tract of a vertebrate that is located between the esophagus and duodenum and typically consists of a simple often curved sac with an outer serous covering, a strong muscular wall that contracts rhythmically, and an inner mucous membrane lining that contains gastric glands

  2. : one of the compartments making up the stomach of a ruminant animal (such as a cow or sheep)

  3. : a cavity in an invertebrate animal that is analogous to a stomach

  1. : to take offense at

  2. : to bear without overt reaction or resentment : put up with


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