Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To cause to pour back, especially to cast up (partially digested food).
  • intransitive verb To repeat (facts or other learned items) from memory with little reflection.
  • intransitive verb To rush or surge back.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To pour or cause to rush or surge back; pour or throw back in great quantity.
  • To be poured back; surge or rush back.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.
  • transitive verb To throw or pour back, as from a deep or hollow place; to pour or throw back in great quantity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To throw up or vomit; to eject what has previously been swallowed.
  • verb transitive To cough up from the gut to feed its young, as a bird or animal does.
  • verb transitive, by extension To repeat verbatim.
  • verb intransitive To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.

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

  • verb pour or rush back
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • verb feed through the beak by regurgitating previously swallowed food
  • verb repeat after memorization

Etymologies

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

[Medieval Latin regurgitāre, regurgitāt-, to overflow : Latin re-, re- + Late Latin gurgitāre, to engulf, flood (from Latin gurges, gurgit-, whirlpool).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Late Latin regurgitatus, past participle of regurgitare, combined form of re- ("back") + gurgitare ("to engulf, flood"), from gurges ("whirlpool, gulf, sea, abyss").

Examples

  • When YOU actually have something to say, and not something that any moron could regurgitate from a google search (or night class at the local community college) you let me know.

    Think Progress » Cheney: If You Don’t Support Everything I Do, You Aren’t Serious About Terrorism

  • Colmes begins and tries to present Barrett in a fairly positive light by bringing out the facts that the course is not required, that the 9/11 conspiracy theory will take up "only about one week" of the course, that the students will not be required to "regurgitate" his theory, and that he means to inspire "critical thinking."

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • #33 To brainwashed fools like Mr. Hendler the Liberal Media is anyone who does not word-for-word regurgitate Karl Rove’s daily talking points.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: September 8, 2006

  • And they point out that Kentucky's DUI law and regulations on breath tests don't use explicit words like "regurgitate," "vomit" or "belch" to specify what the operator must watch for in the 20 minutes before the test.

    CourierPostOnline.com - News

  • And they point out that Kentucky's DUI law and regulations on breath tests don't use explicit words like "regurgitate," "vomit" or "belch" to specify what the operator must watch for in the 20 minutes before the test.

    CourierPostOnline.com - News

  • And they point out that Kentucky's DUI law and regulations on breath tests don't use explicit words like "regurgitate," "vomit" or "belch" to specify what the operator must watch for in the 20 minutes before the test.

    CourierPostOnline.com - News

  • I don't know if you're aware of this or not, but did you know that "regurgitate" means

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  • For example, why is Stuff White People Like, which I believe just started this year, already getting a book deal (I got this news from Professor Black Woman - can't find the direct link) when the rest of us, who have offered the same critiques of whiteness (although I'll admit that blog is hilarious and could see the mainstream appeal) keep getting editors at publishing houses who say they don't want to "regurgitate" what we've already written on our blog, so any book deal we get had better be "original" and "not yet published"?

    Blog Wars and the Silencing of Women of Color

  • "regurgitate" information - they ask them to think critically, solve problems and apply knowledge.

    Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories

  • "regurgitate" information - they ask them to think critically, solve problems and apply knowledge.

    Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories

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  • funny word...hehe

    February 17, 2010