projectile vomiting


projectile vom·​it·​ing -ˈvä-mə-tiŋ How to pronounce projectile vomiting (audio)
: vomiting that is sudden and so vigorous that the vomitus is forcefully projected to a distance

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile Devin and Tori land their last bola and have to drink three smoothies before continuing on, and the projectile vomiting commences. Sydney Bucksbaum,, 2 Feb. 2023 At the end of March, Daphne started projectile vomiting. Eli Cahan, The New Republic, 17 Jan. 2023 With dildos and orgies, followed by farting and projectile vomiting, many consumers and industry folks might miss the kind of glitz and glamour that are usually on display in movies about the people who make movies. Clayton Davis, Variety, 15 Nov. 2022 Ill-timed with a raging storm that violently rocks the boat, the dinner causes nearly everyone on board to succumb to seasickness, namely projectile vomiting. Karen M. Peterson, Variety, 24 Oct. 2022 Maddy’s ex-boyfriend Nate and projectile vomiting in a hot tub to storming the stage during her sister’s bombshell of a play, Sydney Sweeney’s character Cassie had no shortage of head-turning scenes on Euphoria’s second season. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Mar. 2022 This gull-like bird is capable of projectile vomiting a foul-smelling substance to ward off predators. Barry Neild, CNN, 7 Jan. 2022 The ballooning dogs expelled air from their bowels; this led frequently—and simultaneously—to defecation, urination, and projectile vomiting. Anna Russel, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021 At any moment, his head might have spun around, snot bubbles forming, attendant with projectile vomiting. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of projectile vomiting was in 1850

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“Projectile vomiting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition

projectile vomiting

pro·​jec·​tile vomiting prə-ˈjek-tᵊl-, -ˌtīl- How to pronounce projectile vomiting (audio)
: vomiting that is sudden, usually without nausea, and so vigorous that the vomit is forcefully projected to a distance
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