Definitions

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

  • n. A whirling or surging motion, as of water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Surging rise and fall; ebullient motion, as of boiling water.

Etymologies

Late Latin gurgitāre, to engulf (from Latin gurges, gurgit-, whirlpool) + -ation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • They are trained in the school system here to be re-gurgitation robots and not to critically think.

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  • We have also the fact of two great promontories in Capes Horn and Good Hope, where this great tidal wave must strike against, and they produce constant oscillations of the water to and fro, and produce gurgitation and regurgitation in all the gulfs and rivers that line the coasts of the Northern, or more properly, the

    Scientific American, Volume 17, No. 26 December 28, 1867 A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures.

  • Appeal -- to-the -- Bishop, seemed to be the speech of the jetting gurgitation under the glass lid.

    Where the Blue Begins

  • Violence -- spiritual violence -- was what our luxurious hero feared; and it is not too much to say that as he lingered there by the sea, late into the night, while the gurgitation of the waves grew deeper to his ear, the prospect came to have an element of positive terror.

    Confidence

  • Gilbey’s goatswhey which is his prime consolation, albeit involving upon the same no uncertain amount of esophagous re — gurgitation, he being personally unpreoccupied to the extent of

    Finnegans Wake

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