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  • n. Plural form of vomitive.


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  • Bohun, in the seventeenth-century tradition of treatment by clysters, vomitives, and phlebotomy, resorted to bloodletting.

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699

  • Perhaps the most damaging and galling satire of the century flowed from the pen of the French dramatist, Molière, who had a medical student -- not completely fictitious -- swear always to accept the pronouncements of his oldest physician-colleague, and always to treat by purgation, using clysters (enemas), phlebotomy (bloodletting), and emetics (vomitives).

    Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699

  • The doctors operated upon him as best they knew, with leeches and phlebotomy and purgatives and vomitives, and came very near killing him.

    The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller

  • When’s that grandnational goldcapped dupsydurby houspill coming with its vomitives for our mothers-inload and stretchers for their devitalised males?

    Finnegans Wake


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