Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or causing vomiting.
  • n. An emetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Inducing vomiting
  • n. Something that induces vomiting

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing the ejection of matter from the stomach; emetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing the ejection of matter from the stomach; emetic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting

Etymologies

From Late Latin vomitivus (Wiktionary)

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  • It's a real word! Defined as "...relating to or causing vomiting. A medicine that induces nausea and vomiting, an emetic."

    January 6, 2007