vomit

vomit
vom|it1 [ˈvɔmıt US ˈva:-] v [I and T]
to bring food or drink up from your stomach out through your mouth, because you are ill
He had swallowed so much sea water he wanted to vomit.
I knew I was really in trouble when I began vomiting blood.
vomit up
I vomited up most of my dinner.
see usage notesick1
vomit 2
vomit2 n [U]
[Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: Latin vomitus, from vomere 'to vomit']
food or other substances that come up from your stomach and through your mouth when you vomit

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • vomit — vomit …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Vomit — Vom it, n. [L. vomitus, from vomere, vomitum, to vomit; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. vam, Lith. vemiti. Cf. {Emetic}, {Vomito}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Matter that is vomited; esp., matter ejected from the stomach through the mouth. [1913 Webster] Like vomit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vomit — (n.) late 14c., act of expelling contents of the stomach through the mouth, from L. vomitare to vomit often, frequentative of vomere spew forth, discharge, from PIE root *wem to spit, vomit (Cf. Gk. emein to vomit, emetikos provoking sickness;… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Vomit — Vom it, v. t. 1. To throw up; to eject from the stomach through the mouth; to disgorge; to puke; to spew out; often followed by up or out. [1913 Webster] The fish . . . vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. Jonah ii. 10. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vomit — [väm′it] n. [ME < L vomitus, a discharging, vomiting < pp. of vomere, to discharge, vomit < IE base * wemē > Gr emein, to vomit, OE wamm, stain, disgrace] 1. the act or process of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth …   English World dictionary

  • Vomit — Vom it, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vomited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vomiting}.] [Cf. L. vomere, vomitum, and v. freq. vomitare. See {Vomit}, n.] To eject the contents of the stomach by the mouth; to puke; to spew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vomit — ► VERB (vomited, vomiting) 1) eject matter from the stomach through the mouth. 2) emit in an uncontrolled stream or flow. ► NOUN ▪ matter vomited from the stomach. ORIGIN Latin vomere to vomit …   English terms dictionary

  • vomit — *belch, burp, disgorge, regurgitate, spew, throw up Analogous words: *eject, expel, oust …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • vomit — The verb has inflected forms vomited, vomiting …   Modern English usage

  • vomit — [v] disgorge be seasick*, be sick, bring up*, dry heave*, eject, emit, expel, gag*, heave*, hurl*, puke*, regurgitate, retch, ruminate, spew, spit up, throw up, upchuck*; concepts 179,185,308 …   New thesaurus

  • vomit — 01. He got seasick, and began to [vomit] after half an hour on the boat. 02. I [vomited] a couple of times last night because I drank too much. 03. He got really drunk at the party, and ended up outside, [vomiting] in the garden. 04. The most… …   Grammatical examples in English

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