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

Synonyms for vomit

Synonyms: Verb

barf, gag, heave, hurl, puke, retch, spew, spit up, throw up, upchuck

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Examples of vomit in a Sentence

Verb

The dog vomited on the floor. The patient was vomiting blood.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

For example, mistletoe berries can kill an animal with just one or two bites, lilies can cause kidney failure and excess urination, and holly will have your pet with symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach pain. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "These Are The Most Pet-Friendly Plants For Your Home," 6 Mar. 2019 Those with weakened immune systems are at most risk of serious complications, but healthy individuals may experience watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, dehydration, nausea, vomiting, fever and weight loss. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Swimmers warned after diarrhea-causing parasite confirmed in Illinois public pool," 19 Sep. 2018 One day more than five years ago, after her husband picked him up at a summer camp, Dylan suddenly began vomiting and seizing. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, "For Parents of Ill Children, a Growing Recognition of PTSD," 19 Feb. 2019 One 10-year study conducted on using keto to manage pediatric epilepsy found the following GI side effects over time: constipation, high triglyceride levels, high cholesterol, diarrhea, lethargy, iron deficiency, vomiting, and kidney stones. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "9 Keto Diet Dangers Nutritionists Want You to Know About," 2 Jan. 2019 Eight-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo died in U.S. custody at a New Mexico hospital on Christmas Eve after suffering a cough, vomiting and fever, authorities said. Nomaan Merchant, The Seattle Times, "Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about US border agency," 26 Dec. 2018 Symptoms can include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and severe stomach cramps. New York Times, "Four More People Die From Tainted Romaine Lettuce," 1 June 2018 Fijalkowski had vomited in the pool, according to an EMS report provided by the plaintiff, and suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Man suing police, lifeguard who pulled him out of a pool when he tried to drown himself," 29 Apr. 2018 Fijalkowski had vomited in the pool, according to an EMS report provided by the plaintiff, and suffered cardiac and respiratory arrest. Rachel Weiner, chicagotribune.com, "Virginia man who tried to drown himself in pool is suing the people who pulled him out," 29 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The acidity of the brew often makes people vomit during the ceremony, and the drug can elevate blood pressure and heart rate. Erica Sweeney, Teen Vogue, "What Ayahuasca Is, and What You Should Know About It," 31 Aug. 2018 The combination can lead to blood in the vomit — a sure sign your dog or cat needs professional medical care. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "5 Holiday Plants That Are Way More Toxic Than Poinsettias to Cats and Dogs," 14 Dec. 2018 Somewhere in the midst of all the word vomit, my doctor had an a-ha moment. Kayleigh Roberts, Allure, "Why Women With ADHD Like Me Get Diagnosed So Late in Adulthood," 25 Oct. 2018 Other top draws: the conveyor belt of pick-your-own macarons and, less delectably, a collection of fake vomit. Laura Feasey, WSJ, "5 Mood-Lifting Museums," 11 Oct. 2018 Chronic back pain and nausea caused her to vomit twice during our interview at a safe house in the capital. Juan Carlos, Marie Claire, "This Is What a World Without Reproductive Rights Would Be Like," 25 Apr. 2016 So get ready for all your shutter-inducing, vomit-worthy, disgustingly satisfying dreams to come true. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Gross AF Pimple Popping Videos That Are Disgustingly Satisfying," 10 Sep. 2018 It is spread by bodily fluids such as blood, diarrhea, sweat and vomit. NBC News, "What is Ebola? The new outbreak in Congo explained," 18 May 2018 Gragson celebrated his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Kansas Speedway on Friday in the same fashion — minus the vomit. Todd Engle, kansascity, "Noah Gragson picks up NASCAR trucks win at Kansas Speedway | The Kansas City Star," 11 May 2018

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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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vomit

verb

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)

1 : vomiting
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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