projectile vomiting

projectile vom·​it·​ing | \ -ˈvä-mə-tiŋ How to pronounce projectile vomiting (audio) \

Definition of projectile vomiting

: vomiting that is sudden and so vigorous that the vomitus is forcefully projected to a distance

Examples of projectile vomiting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High in the Russian Arctic, in the chilly waters straddling the Kara and Laptev, an 84-billion-ton island ice cap is projectile vomiting into the sea. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "A Russian Ice Cap Is Collapsing--It Could Be a Warning," 23 Dec. 2019 Two favorite examples: Paula Radcliffe in 2005 demonstrating that Porta-Potties are for suckers, and Bob Kempainen projectile vomiting at mile 22 of the 1996 Olympic Marathon Trials while hardly breaking his stride. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, "Race Week Anxiety? You're Not Alone," 12 Apr. 2018 There’s projectile vomit that leads to a car accident and some slinking in and out of hotel rooms and a bit of breakdancing, and in the end, everyone learns a valuable lesson about loving yourself and growing up. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Blockers is a solid raunch comedy that dares to let its teen girl characters be great," 5 Apr. 2018 In 2010, police arrested a Phillies fan for purposefully projectile vomiting on an 11-year-old girl and her father during a game. Phil Mccausland, NBC News, "Philadelphia sports fans’ history of aggression has city on edge," 21 Jan. 2018 And at the mere suggestion of an affair between them, everyone instantly projectile vomits in disgust. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "It’s Time to Resist the Excesses of #MeToo," 12 Jan. 2018 The video breaks down everything from character Aubrey’s projectile vomiting to Becca’s run-in with the cops. Rachel George, Billboard, "Watch the Cast of 'Pitch Perfect 3' Recap the First Two Movies," 26 Dec. 2017 Resisting that kind of unabashed bigotry is about creating an inclusive environment and preventing Coulter and Yiannopoulos from projectile vomiting negativity all over campus. Lauren Duca, Teen Vogue, ""Free Speech Week" at UC Berkeley Is Constitutionally Protected — and Morally Bankrupt," 15 Sep. 2017

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Projectile vomiting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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projectile vomiting

pro·​jec·​tile vomiting | \ prə-ˈjek-tᵊl-, -ˌtīl- How to pronounce projectile vomiting (audio) \

Medical Definition of projectile vomiting

: vomiting that is sudden, usually without nausea, and so vigorous that the vomit is forcefully projected to a distance

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