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vomit

verb vom·it \ ˈvä-mət \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of vomit

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

vomiter

noun

Examples of vomit in a Sentence

  1. The dog vomited on the floor.

  2. The patient was vomiting blood.

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First Known Use of vomit

15th century

vomit Synonyms

Synonyms
barf, gag, heave, hurl, puke, retch, spew, spit up, throw up, upchuck, lose one's lunch [slang], toss one's cookies
Related Words
disgorge, regurgitate; eject, expel; nauseate

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vomit

noun

Definition of vomit

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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Origin and Etymology of vomit

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


VOMIT Defined for English Language Learners

vomit

noun

Definition of vomit for English Language Learners

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


vomit

verb

Definition of vomit for English Language Learners

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


VOMIT Defined for Kids

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vomit

noun vom·it \ ˈvä-mət \

Definition of vomit for Students

: material from the stomach brought up suddenly through the mouth

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vomit

verb

Definition of vomit for Students

vomited; vomiting
: to bring up the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Medical Dictionary

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vomit

noun vom·it \ ˈväm-ət \

medical Definition of vomit

1 : vomiting
2 : stomach contents disgorged through the mouth called also vomitus

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vomit

intransitive verb

medical Definition of vomit

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


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