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

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This, in turn, almost always sets off a regurgitation chain reaction with her 5-year-old brother, who sees his sister’s expulsion and begins to dramatically expel himself. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Memo to Rolls-Royce: Family Car Rides Are Anything but Luxurious," 18 May 2018 This stunt didn’t stave off the wolves closing in on him in Washington, and the current regurgitation of this tactic won’t save Trump either. Frank Rich, Daily Intelligencer, "Following the Money in Trumpland Leads Ugly Places," 9 May 2018 For most infants, though, regurgitation of food is not a disease. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Ah-choo! These meds linked with higher allergy risk in kids," 2 Apr. 2018 Superhero films hold a particular placement in the industry’s firmament, with regard to their flagrant regurgitation of anemic bravery on the silver screen. Jason Parham, WIRED, "The Ryan Coogler Effect: What Black Panther's Success Means for Black Directors," 23 Mar. 2018 Space does not permit a regurgitation of the dire economic predictions issued by left-wing economists in the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., National Review, "Calling Out Progressives’ Dubious Economic Predictions," 20 Jan. 2018 So why are his policy recommendations simply a regurgitation of current policy favorites? WSJ, "Economic Growth Will Put Men Back to Work," 22 Dec. 2017 But all these are mere quantifications and chit-chat regurgitation. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Titanic': THR's 1997 Review," 19 Dec. 2017 Its media empire includes Sputnik, a daily digital regurgitation of conspiracy theories, puff pieces on Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and other pro-Kremlin articles. Carl Prine,, "It's not just Moscow: American agencies use Facebook to woo Russians, too," 13 Oct. 2017

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1601, in the meaning defined above

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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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