vomit

verb
vom·​it | \ ˈvä-mət How to pronounce vomit (audio) \
vomited; vomiting; vomits

Definition of vomit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to disgorge the stomach contents
2 : to spew forth : belch, gush

transitive verb

1 : to disgorge (the contents of the stomach) through the mouth
2 : to eject violently or abundantly : spew
3 : to cause to vomit

vomit

noun

Definition of vomit (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an act or instance of disgorging the contents of the stomach through the mouth also : the disgorged matter
2 : emetic

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Other Words from vomit

Verb

vomiter noun

Examples of vomit in a Sentence

Verb The dog vomited on the floor. The patient was vomiting blood.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Some plant workers said colleagues have come into work coughing, sneezing and, in a few cases, vomiting. Houston Chronicle, "Scared and sick, U.S. meat workers crowd into reopened plants," 22 May 2020 These are: Gastrointestinal issues Stomach discomfort, diarrhea and nausea without vomiting are emerging as possible indicators of the coronavirus, Moyer said. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Dr. Sarah Moyer: These new symptoms may mean you have, are spreading the coroanvirus," 1 Apr. 2020 Just remember that any plant can cause stomach upset and vomiting if your pet nibbles on it, so keep an eye on your pets with all your indoor plants and indoor trees. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Care for a Money Tree," 24 Jan. 2020 The three of them were inside the patrol vehicle waiting for an ambulance when the boy started vomiting. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "A Guatemalan mother and son were attacked by a swarm bees. Then a Border Patrol agent rescued them," 7 June 2019 The girl said her daughter ran a high fever and was given medicine but began vomiting and had diarrhea the next day. Cedar Attanasio And Amy Taxin, Houston Chronicle, "Doctors, lawyers portray dire conditions for child migrants," 27 June 2019 The girl said her daughter ran a high fever and was given medicine but began vomiting and had diarrhea the next day. Washington Post, "Doctors, lawyers portray dire conditions for child migrants," 27 June 2019 Symptoms appear 7 to 10 hours after eating, at which point nausea and vomiting set in, followed by abdominal pain and diarrhea. Popular Science, "From the death cap to the alcohol inky: seven poisonous mushrooms you definitely don’t want to eat," 11 Mar. 2020 Symptoms appear seven to 10 hours after eating, at which point nausea and vomiting set in, followed by abdominal pain and diarrhea. Bill Heavey, Field & Stream, "7 Poisonous Mushrooms and What Happens if You Eat Them," 9 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The agency still grapples with persistent attacks on its drivers, who complain that riders spit on them, make death threats, or throw items — in one particularly harrowing example, a man tossed a cup of vomit into a female driver’s face. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Crime on Muni drops by half, as agency beefs up security and makes key hire," 27 Nov. 2019 But long after returning to school, the fourth-grader is plagued by nausea, gas and a phobia of vomit. Rebecca Katzman, Time, "The 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2019," 25 Nov. 2019 In September of that year a hearing included an argument over the provenance of vomit and urine near the business. Louisa Chu, chicagotribune.com, "City closes Bottled Blonde pizzeria and bar in River North after 2-year legal battle, for now," 31 Oct. 2019 All of that vomit was suspended in front of my face. Anchorage Daily News, "50 astronauts, in their own words," 23 June 2019 Stay to see Veronica Cartwright's uptight rumormonger vomit her weight in cherry stones. Clark Collis, EW.com, "The 10 best witch movies," 1 May 2020 Among them: There was feces on the floor of a room where residents were showered and a resident was left lying in vomit for hours. IndyStar, "16 falls. An amputated leg. An infected tailbone. Dire conditions in Indiana nursing homes.," 11 Mar. 2020 Kids can have phobias about pretty much anything — bees, dogs, needles, bridges, darkness, heights, loud noises, vomit, even buttons — and research suggests that as many as about 9 percent of children and adolescents experience them. Melinda Wenner Moyer, New York Times, "Help Your Child Overcome Their Fears," 17 Apr. 2020 One plaintiff, who is assigned to the hazard clean-up crew, has to clean up vomit, blood and other bodily fluids. oregonlive, "Prison inmates sue Oregon officials over alleged failures to protect them from coronavirus," 7 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of vomit

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vomit

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French vomite, from Latin vomitus, from vomere to vomit; akin to Old Norse vāma seasickness, Greek emein to vomit

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The first known use of vomit was in the 14th century

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26 May 2020

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“Vomit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vomit. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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More Definitions for vomit

vomit

verb
How to pronounce vomit (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of vomit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to have the food, liquid, etc., that is in your stomach come out through your mouth because you are sick

vomit

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vomit (Entry 2 of 2)

: the food, liquid, etc., that comes out of your body through your mouth when you vomit

vomit

noun
vom·​it | \ ˈvä-mət How to pronounce vomit (audio) \

Kids Definition of vomit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: material from the stomach brought up suddenly through the mouth

vomit

verb
vomited; vomiting

Kids Definition of vomit (Entry 2 of 2)

: to bring up the contents of the stomach through the mouth

vomit

noun
vom·​it | \ ˈväm-ət How to pronounce vomit (audio) \

Medical Definition of vomit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : stomach contents disgorged through the mouth

called also vomitus

Medical Definition of vomit (Entry 2 of 2)

: to disgorge the stomach contents

transitive verb

: to disgorge (the contents of the stomach) through the mouth

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