Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ejection of matter from the stomach through the mouth. It is effected mainly by a spasmodic contraction of the abdominal muscles and diaphragm, occurring at the same time with dilatation of the cardiac orifice, assisted also by contraction of the muscular coats of the stomach itself.
- n. That which is vomited; vomit.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The spasmodic ejection of matter from the stomach through the mouth.
- n. the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
“Severe, persistent and frequent vomiting is diagnostic signs of this condition.”
“Spontaneous vomiting is common in these patients so induction of emesis may, at times, be a questionable benefit.”
“Even though vomiting is so rare a symptom of primary LI that most people, even me, tell anyone who vomits that LI isn't the cause, babies with secondary LI can and do vomit as a symptom.”
“Camper Gwyn Edwards said about 80 of the up to 500 campers went down with the virus, which caused intensive short-term vomiting and diarrhoea.”
“It’s like a non-lethal weapon the Pentagon would dream up – dizziness and vomiting is so distracting.”
“After a few hours of tortured screaming and vomiting, that is.”
“After a period, varying from a few minutes to several hours, he rallies, the first evidence often being vomiting, which is usually repeated.”
“There is nausea, with vomiting, which is often excessive and severe.”
“Robison and her colleagues treat the spectrum of abnormalities - nut-allergic responses that range from mild rashes to anaphylactic shock characterized by vomiting, lethargy, even the cessation of breathing.”
“Another instance of this association between the motions of the stomach and heart is evinced by the exhibition of an over dose of foxglove, which induces an incessant vomiting, which is attended with very slow, and sometimes intermitting pulse.”
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