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
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It is a most violent purge and often acts as a vomitive.
Even now, the very name of the gelatinous monsters who had come slurping Earthward from the general direction of the Coal Sack aroused vomitive memories.
In the opinion of the Reverend John Clayton, Virginia doctors were so prone to associate all drugs with vomiting or other forms of purging that they even thought of aromatic spirits as an inferior "vomitive."
But the Sulphur of Antimony which is vehemently vomitive, and the strongly scented Anodyne Sulphur of Vitriol inclines me to think that not only Mineral Sulphurs differ from Vegetable ones, but also from one another, retaining much of the nature of their Concretes.
The Sceptical Chymist or Chymico-Physical Doubts & Paradoxes, Touching the Spagyrist's Principles Commonly call'd Hypostatical; As they are wont to be Propos'd and Defended by the Generality of Alchymists. Whereunto is præmis'd Part of another Discourse relating to the same Subject.
One drop of the Florentine 'oglio di tobacco' being again given to a dog, it proved stupefying and vomitive, as before "(Birch's" History of the Royal Society, "vol, ii., pp. 42, 43).] drawn by one of the Society do the same effect, and is judged to be the same thing with the poyson both in colour and smell, and effect.