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vomit

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noun vom·it \ˈvä-mət\

Definition of vomit

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

  2. 2 :  emetic

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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vomit

verb vom·it

Definition of vomit

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to disgorge the stomach contents

  3. 2 :  to spew forth :  belch, gush

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to disgorge (the contents of the stomach) through the mouth

  6. 2 :  to eject violently or abundantly :  spew

  7. 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.

15th Century

First Known Use of vomit

15th century


VOMIT Defined for English Language Learners

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vomit

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noun vom·it \ˈvä-mət\

Definition of vomit for English Language Learners

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


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vomit

verb vom·it

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

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noun vom·it \ˈvä-mət\

Definition of vomit for Students

  1. :  material from the stomach brought up suddenly through the mouth


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vomit

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verb vom·it

Definition of vomit for Students

vomited

vomiting

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


Medical Dictionary

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vomit

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noun vom·it \ˈväm-ət\

Medical Definition of vomit

  1. 1:  vomiting

  2. 2:  stomach contents disgorged through the mouth—called also vomitus


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vomit

verb vom·it

Medical Definition of vomit

  1. :  to disgorge the stomach contents

  2. transitive verb

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



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