regurgitation

noun
re·​gur·​gi·​ta·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌgər-jə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce regurgitation (audio) \

Definition of regurgitation

: an act of regurgitating: such as
a : 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

Examples of regurgitation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That these sketches break through the noise and find longevity amid a continual onslaught of forgettable celebrity guest stars points to an audience who want more than just regurgitation of last week’s news. Bethonie Butler, chicagotribune.com, "Commentary: The best SNL sketches in the Trump era aren’t about politics; they’re about race," 7 Oct. 2019 That these sketches break through the noise and find longevity amid a continual onslaught of forgettable celebrity guest stars points to an audience who want more than just regurgitation of last week’s news. Bethonie Butler, Washington Post, "The best SNL sketches in the Trump era aren’t about politics. They’re about race.," 7 Oct. 2019 The device repairs primary and secondary mitral regurgitation without open-heart surgery. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Another jobs announcement in Westfield: Medical device facility to bring over 450 jobs," 29 Oct. 2019 After finding only regurgitations of the Times story online, Weaver, still in Singapore, ordered a book about Jack Daniel, Jack Daniel’s Legacy, noted in a new, exceptionally sparse Wikipedia page on Green. Emily Price, Fortune, "A New Distillery Tells the True–and Often Untold–Origin Story of Tennessee Whiskey," 21 Sep. 2019 And if not name recognition, regurgitation — say, cable news pundits repeatedly telling viewers that Joe Biden is the only old white man who can defeat President Trump next year. Michael Arceneaux, Essence, "Opinion: If Bernie Sanders Hates The Media, His New Media Plan Is A Funny Way To Show It," 10 Sep. 2019 In addition to plankton, the opportunistic eaters can sustain themselves by feeding on the feces and mucous-coated regurgitation of invasive mussels. Tony Briscoe, chicagotribune.com, "Asian carp have never breached a body of freshwater the size of Lake Michigan. Here’s the bizarre way they could survive and thrive in the world’s fifth largest lake.," 12 Aug. 2019 Maintaining their integrity out of context, individual sketches are easily plugged into online video platforms and social media regurgitation machines. Los Angeles Times, "Forget ‘Saturday Night Live.’ In TV’s latest sketch comedies, an old form learns new tricks," 31 July 2019 Largely absent were rote attacks on Trump, or a lengthy regurgitation of the debate about whether he should be impeached. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, "The First Democratic Debate Shuns Donald Trump in Favor of Substance," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of regurgitation

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Regurgitation.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regurgitation. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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regurgitation

noun
re·​gur·​gi·​ta·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌgər-jə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce regurgitation (audio) \

Medical Definition of regurgitation

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

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