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 Fertilizers: Bone and fish meal in fertilizers can be attractive to pets, but eating that can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy or iron toxicity. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Gardening in the Bay Area: Gardening with your pets," 19 Sep. 2019 Symptoms include shortness of breath, fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness and chest pain. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "As vaping increases, Minnesota officials see disturbing link to severe lung injuries," 13 Aug. 2019 That’s followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, internal and external bleeding, such as oozing from the gums or blood in the stool. NBC News, "What is Ebola? What to know about symptoms, vaccine, outbreaks," 12 June 2019 Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, seizures and ultimately, kidney failure and death. Karen Asp, Good Housekeeping, "6 Ways To Protect Your Dog From Common (But Potentially Deadly) Winter Dangers," 29 Dec. 2017 The patches also had uncomfortable side effects, like vomiting, nausea and headaches. Washington Post, "Patients rally in Ecuador for legal use of medical cannabis," 16 Dec. 2019 There’s just one maybe-not-so-small problem: Richard can’t find the thumb drive with the possibly devastating material (not seen: Richard surely subsequently vomiting). Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "Silicon Valley boss on cliffhanger series finale, who popped up — and who didn't," 9 Dec. 2019 Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, nausea and dark urine often followed by yellowing of the skin and eyes. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "KFC employee in Birch Run, Grand Blanc diagnosed with hepatitis A," 3 Dec. 2019 But if a patient is vomiting or bleeding, the devices become useless. BostonGlobe.com, "ProPublica Local Reporting Network," 3 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The fish thaws and revives in the dog's stomach, where its wriggling causes the dog to vomit. Anchorage Daily News, "The Alaska blackfish is in a class of its own," 28 Dec. 2019 The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said the 27-year-old died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his body. BostonGlobe.com, "The 28-year-old shined even following the death of close friend and teammate," 15 Nov. 2019 The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said the 27-year-old died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his body. chicagotribune.com, "Angels PR employee says he supplied late pitcher Tyler Skaggs with opioids: report," 12 Oct. 2019 An autopsy released in August found Skaggs died from choking on vomit after using drugs and alcohol. Dakin Andone, CNN, "MLB will remove marijuana from list of 'drugs of abuse' and test for opioids under new drug agreement," 12 Dec. 2019 The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said the 27-year-old died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his body. BostonGlobe.com, "The 28-year-old shined even following the death of close friend and teammate," 15 Nov. 2019 The Tarrant County, Texas, medical examiner said the 27-year-old died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his body. Jake Seiner, SFChronicle.com, "L.A. bonanza: Mike Trout, Cody Bellinger named MVP," 14 Nov. 2019 The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office said the 27-year-old died after choking on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the painkillers fentanyl and oxycodone in his body. chicagotribune.com, "Angels PR employee says he supplied late pitcher Tyler Skaggs with opioids: report," 12 Oct. 2019 Skaggs choked on his vomit while under the influence and the death was ruled an accident. Harriet Sokmensuer, PEOPLE.com, "Los Angeles Angels Employee Tells Investigators He Provided Drugs to Pitcher Tyler Skaggs: Report," 12 Oct. 2019

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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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Last Updated

7 Jan 2020

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“Vomit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vomit. Accessed 19 January 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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