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 There’s a lot of other animals, but those are easy on the eyes—they’re not vomiting. Tony Doris, Harper's magazine, "Property Buzzards," 28 Oct. 2019 Even in this bloodbath of red food coloring and pumpkins vomiting cheese dip, feetloaf stands apart. Washington Post, "It’s almost Halloween, and ‘feetloaf’ is already giving us nightmares," 24 Oct. 2019 Symptoms such as headache, high fever, chills and vomiting start four to 10 days after a person is bitten. NBC News, "Deadly mosquito virus EEE has Michigan urging people to stay indoors," 18 Sep. 2019 In one episode, Castelli and his castmates worked as butchers for a local meat trader, tasked with chopping off the heads of chickens and pigs; the scene takes a surprising turn when Castelli vomits. Jason Parham, WIRED, "When Influencers Switch Platforms—and Bare It All," 19 Aug. 2019 In people, the salmonella infection causes symptoms including nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Widening salmonella outbreak linked to pig-ear dog treats has sickened 143 people in 35 states," 5 Sep. 2019 Here are some: * frantic panting * a bright-red or dark tongue and gums * inability to stand upright * seizing * diarrhea and/or vomiting* coma Suspect heatstroke? Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Watch for heatstroke in dogs," 24 Aug. 2019 Symptoms can include skin, eye, nose and throat irritations; abdominal pain; headache; neurological symptoms; vomiting and diarrhea. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "How to protect your pets from harmful algae in water," 14 Aug. 2019 In people, exposure can cause symptoms including sore throat, headache, skin irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, nausea and stomach cramps. Trevor Reid, The Denver Post, "Windsor Lake closed after presence of blue-green algae confirmed," 24 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As soon as the 23-year-old crossed the finish line, race officials had to quickly spread cat litter on her vomit. Bill Laitner, Brandon Folsom, Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, "Everyone has a 2019 Detroit marathon story. These are our favorites.," 20 Oct. 2019 Skaggs, 27, was found dead in a Texas hotel room from choking on his vomit after drinking alcohol and taking fentanyl and oxycodone, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office. Li Cohen, CBS News, "Los Angeles Angels react to alleged details of Tyler Skaggs' drug abuse," 13 Oct. 2019 Leila Rosa stands out powerfully as 00, the focused and mostly silent goalie who efficiently manages her pregame anxiety by occasionally running off to vomit. Sam Hurwitt, The Mercury News, "Review: ‘The Wolves’ scores in surprising ways at City Lights in San Jose," 24 Sep. 2019 On June 7, 2017, Zayden was found dead, lying in his own vomit on the living floor of the woman’s Eagan townhome. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, "Rosario: Crabgrass still marks the spot where a murdered boy was laid to rest," 21 Sep. 2019 And just around 27 percent of the cats were reported to frequently vomit after eating grass or plants. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Researchers Think They Know Why Cats Eat Grass," 12 Aug. 2019 Since spring, Green-Richards has been experiencing a stomach condition, where exercise causes him to vomit. oregonlive.com, "Oregon State cornerback Myles Green-Richards steps away from football due to medical condition," 21 Aug. 2019 In the hospital, chemotherapy made her vomit repeatedly. Nara Schoenberg, chicagotribune.com, "‘I want to talk about it’: College student from Riverside gets the same cutting-edge multiple sclerosis treatment as actress Selma Blair," 5 Aug. 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. CBS News, "MLB and player's union to discuss opioid testing after Tyler Skaggs death," 7 Sep. 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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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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