American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To eject part or all of the contents of the stomach through the mouth, usually in a series of involuntary spasmic movements.
- v. To be discharged forcefully and abundantly; spew or gush: The dike burst, and the floodwaters vomited forth.
- v. To eject (contents of the stomach) through the mouth.
- v. To eject or discharge in a gush; spew out: The volcano vomited lava and ash.
- n. The act or an instance of ejecting matter from the stomach through the mouth.
- n. Matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.
- n. An emetic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To throw up or eject from the stomach; discharge from the stomach through the mouth: often followed by forth, up, or out.
- To eject with violence from any hollow place; belch forth; emit.
- To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; puke; spew.
- To be emitted; come out with force or violence.
- n. That which is vomited; specifically, matter ejected from the stomach in the act of vomiting; an attack of vomiting.
- n. That which excites the stomach to discharge its contents; an emetic.
- v. To regurgitate the contents of a stomach; puke.
- n. The regurgitated former contents of a stomach.
- n. The act of regurgitating.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew.
- v. To throw up; to eject from the stomach through the mouth; to disgorge; to puke; to spew out; -- often followed by
- v. Hence, to eject from any hollow place; to belch forth; to emit; to throw forth.
- n. Matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth.
- n. (Med.) That which excites vomiting; an emetic.
- n. the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
- v. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
- n. a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
- n. the matter ejected in vomiting
- From Middle English vomiten, from Latin vomitāre, present active infinitive of vomitō ("vomit repeatedly"), frequentative form of vomō ("be sick, vomit"), from Proto-Indo-European *wem- (“to spew, vomit”). Cognate with Old Norse váma ("nausea, malaise"), Old English wemman ("to defile"). More at wem. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English vomiten, from Latin vomitāre, frequentative of vomere. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And finally, I asked him what his lowest point was, and he said he had locked himself in his mansion in Atlanta for three days and, drapes drawn and windows closed, by himself, in what he called a vomit-stained dressing gown, dobbing at carpet with wet finger tip, trying to find cocaine residue.”
“In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.”
“I blame it on the word vomit, as I do most things.”
“I will not use the bar mix in the sink in order to mush up the vomit from the party … … there is a story in that and sadly its true … might have to write it … he he!!”
“And yet, the media is in LOVE with him because he is the first black man they can embrace for president and not vomit from the overt racism of the Jacksons and Sharptons.”
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“Where Jason has brain vomit, I feel the nausea of disinterest.”
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