vomit

verb
vom·​it | \ ˈvä-mət \
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

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 And all of this and more is vomited on you, a sort of fact, without context. Tunde Wey, San Francisco Chronicle, "The power of those who get to tell the stories," 18 Mar. 2018 Ebola virus disease causes fever, pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and unexplained hemorrhaging. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "New Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo," 8 May 2018 Amazon’s started to sell microwaves, and everyone in the microwave business is vomiting right now, essentially. Eric Johnson, Recode, "American capitalism broke in the 1980s. Can it be fixed?," 7 Nov. 2018 Migraines, on the other hand, can be much more intense and often come with nausea, seeing spots, vomiting, extreme fatigue, sensitivity to light and sound, and more. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "Everything You Need to Know About Getting Botox Injections for Migraines," 8 Aug. 2018 Shortly after Shiffrin hit the finish of the first run came word that NBC’s excellent on-course reporter, and former World Cup skier, Steve Porino, had reported seeing Shiffrin vomiting near the starting line. Tim Layden, SI.com, "Peaks And Valleys: Mikaela Shiffrin Finishes Fourth in Slalom, Fails to Defend Gold From Sochi," 16 Feb. 2018 My debut consisted of a slow jog around the block and promptly resulted in vomiting on my neighbor's rose bush. Anne Roderique-jones, Marie Claire, "I Used to Hate Exercise—Until It Was the Only Thing That Got Me Through My Dad's Death," 18 May 2016

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Disgusting, slippery sidewalks of Indy: Good luck avoiding vomit. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "Cheech and Chong get truthy about weed, LSD use 40 years after 'Up in Smoke'," 3 Apr. 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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More Definitions for vomit

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 \

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 \

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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