regurgitation

play
noun re·gur·gi·ta·tion \(ˌ)rē-ˌgər-jə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of regurgitation

  1. :  an act of regurgitating: such asa :  the casting up of incompletely digested food (as by some birds in feeding their young)b :  the backward flow of blood through a defective heart valve

Recent Examples of regurgitation from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'regurgitation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of regurgitation

1601


Medical Dictionary

regurgitation

play
noun re·gur·gi·ta·tion \(ˌ)rē-ˌgər-jə-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of regurgitation

  1. :  an act of regurgitating; especially :  the backward flow of blood through a defective heart valve—see aortic regurgitation



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up regurgitation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

done merely as a duty

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!