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

Synonyms for vomit

Synonyms: Verb

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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 Sabally was briefly pulled from the game after having run off the court to vomit in the trash can. Arianna Vedia, Dallas News, 23 Sep. 2021 Some patients also feel nauseated, vomit, or develop abdominal pain. Barbara Brody, Health.com, 13 Sep. 2021 Where did the idea of having Lisa Nova vomit kittens come from? Shannon Carlin, Vulture, 31 Aug. 2021 After being put under arrest, the passenger started to vomit based on the apparent stress of the situation. John Benson, cleveland, 18 Aug. 2021 At one point, an older Val starts to feel ill after a day of signing pictures at a convention and has to step away and vomit. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 6 Aug. 2021 If classic volcanoes vomit the Earth’s churning guts, then mud volcanoes are more like a burp. Shi En Kim, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 July 2021 Another, afraid to call in sick, paused calls to vomit. Ken Armstrong, ProPublica, 23 July 2021 Jacah began to vomit out of his nose, and while Williams prompted the paramedics for a suction machine, another paramedic appeared on scene and took action by starting CPR on the boy, Williams said. Kayla Rivas, Fox News, 22 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The macaque vomited in the recovery room and died after inhaling the vomit into its lungs. Rob O'dell, USA TODAY, 9 Oct. 2021 For this same reason, towels should never be washed with items heavily soiled with bodily fluids such as vomit. Ada Wood, CNN, 2 Oct. 2021 The waxy substance formed in the gut of around one in 100 sperm whales is frequently described as vomit, but is almost certainly expelled from the other end of the animal. Smithsonian Magazine, 2 Sep. 2021 McClain, a vegetarian massage therapist and violin player, choked on his own vomit and had a heart attack. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 16 Sep. 2021 And many of us are also experiencing another, more subtle side effect: word vomit. Elizabeth Gulino, refinery29.com, 5 Aug. 2021 McClain choked on his own vomit, had a heart attack and never recovered, his family said. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2021 The official cause of death was ruled an intoxication from the substances along with Skaggs choking on his own vomit. James Wagner, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2021 There is vomit on John's jeans from last night's binge, and a urine stain that hasn't quite dried yet. Meg Kissinger, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021

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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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12 Oct 2021

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“Vomit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vomit. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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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 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)

1 : vomiting
2 : stomach contents disgorged through the mouth

called also vomitus

vomit

intransitive verb

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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